Ragtag holds special screening to benefit Joplin

May 22, 2012

To mark the one-year anniversary of the Joplin tornado, tonight Columbia’s Ragtag Cinema is screening a documentary that relives the days following the disaster.

Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the organization Rebuild Joplin. Director of Development for Rebuild Joplin Kate Massey says the proceeds will go to the construction of multiple homes.

 “We’re responsible for the construction management and volunteer management of a lot of the recovery efforts that are going on. It’s our mission to get people homes that were affected by the tornado and are financially not able to do that for themselves.”

Massey says it’s a bittersweet day for the people of Joplin. “Joplin, Missouri" will be showing at Ragtag tonight at  5:30 and 6:30.