IMAX filmmaker and storm chaser Sean Casey recently made an appearance with his Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV) in Branson, Mo., and donated all of the proceeds from showings of his IMAX film, Tornado Alley, to Convoy of Hope.
“It’s nice to team up with Convoy of Hope, an organization that’s helping people get through these disasters,” says Casey, standing in front his heavily fortified TIV. “The funds that we raise here with this event are going to directly benefit people that are affected by natural disasters. It’s a great thing.”
Casey starred on the Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers reality series and spent eight years filming tornadoes for Tornado Alley. His appearance came just days after a tornado hit Kimberling City and Branson, destroying a number of homes and businesses.
“It’ll take as much as a year to rebuild some of the local businesses that have been hit by the storm,” says Randy Brashers, vice president of operations and administration at IMAX. “We’re glad to partner with Convoy of Hope and this is a great opportunity for us to give back to the community.”