Joplin, Missouri (PRWEB) March 22, 2012
Joplin, Missouri was hit by an EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011. Over 160 people were killed, thousands were injured, and numerous people lost their homes.
Joplin Extreme Prom (http://www.joplinextremeprom.com) is an organization founded by TJ Formal, a retail prom and wedding shop located in Joplin, Missouri. Its mission is to help high school student tornado survivors attend their proms in late April 2012. Joplin Extreme Prom matches prom needs to junior and senior students who attend high schools in Joplin, and who have lost their homes and/or loved ones to the tornado.
In December 2011, TJ Formal held a Joplin Extreme Prom event to assist girls with their prom dresses and accessories. Girls from high schools in Joplin selected brand new prom dresses, shoes, and accessories either from donations from various vendors or from TJ Formal. Participating vendors and designers include Sherri Hill Prom and Pageant Wear, Jovani Fashions, Blush Prom by Alexia, La Femme Fashions, Wow Prom and Pageant, Sydney’s Closet Plus Size Prom Dresses, Alyce Designs, Night Moves Prom by Allure, Paparazzi by Madeline Gardner for Mori Lee, Flaunt by Mori Lee, Dave and Johnny, Benjamin Walk Touch-Ups Shoes, Cristal D’Or Bridal and Prom Jewelry.
Joplin Extreme Prom is seeking donations to assist the students with the remainder of their prom expenses. Donations for hairstyling, manicure, flowers, dinner, photographs, tuxedos, and prom tickets are needed. If you or your business would like to help, please go to http://www.joplinextremeprom.com to donate via check or Paypal. Or contact TJ Formal at joplinextremeprom(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions.
TJ Formal, one of the largest formalwear websites for weddings and proms, has been in business since 1969 in Joplin, Missouri, and began selling prom dresses online in 1997.