These photographs of the remains left after the tornado went through Joplin, Missouri are unbelievable. This is an aerial before-and-after shot of an area in Joplin, revealing major damages to a major trauma center, a nursing home, a high school, among numerous other structures and homes.
Here is a link for an article on Charity Navigator listing agencies that are sending relief to Joplin, as well as tips to find the right organization to donate to. This Food Bank gets good ratings and could most likely provide essential relief to the people affected by the tornado - and quickly. Of course, in the long run, Habitat for Humanity may offer the greatest service for numerous individuals and families in Joplin.