Ruined by tornadoes, united by social media

Most of us are lucky enough to not have to experience any form of natural disasters yet we the news is filled with tragic stories when mother nature struck at its full force. On April 27th 2011, dozens of tornadoes have swept across the Southern United States causing millions of dollars worth of damages.  Whilst this was all going on, a women called Patty has created a Facebook Page  “Pictures and Documents Found After the April 27, 2011 Tornadoes” and it is created in a bid to reunite the survivors with their sentimental and precious belongings back to its rightful owners.

A classic example of how social media can be used to full potential, the Facebook page has quickly gathered popularity and in a little over a week, it has gained over 100,000 fans. Anyone who has found items which most likely was at the end of the tornadoes can post an image on the Facebook Page to find the possessor. Thanks to the page, thousands of possessions has been returned to its owner and even several months after the disaster, the Facebook Page is still actively used as well as the YouTube video below.

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Posted on June 10, 2011, in Social Media and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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