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“Show Me” Support for Tornado Victims


On May 22, 2011 an E5 tornado tore through the city of Joplin, MO, killing 142 people, injuring over 900 people, damaging 8,000 structures, and destroying over 2,000 buildings in its path.

Live music, spaghetti, whiskey, and lots of red: now that’s how you start a week. On Monday, June 13, join me as I attend “Show Me” Support for Joplin: A Red Tie Affair. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Columbus Club in Union Station (conveniently–and ironically–located on Metro’s red line).


The Joplin, Missouri chapter of Habitat For Humanity is asking you to show your support for the victims of the tornado that swept through the Show-Me State on May 22, 2011. The chapter’s goal is to raise more than $50,000 for the town and its residents, which will be covered by ticket costs, t-shirt sales, and donations made by attendees: national and local government officials, local celebrities, and you!

Red4Joplin will offer the best in cuisine, including Spaghetti Red, a recipe from Joplin’s own Fred and Red’s restaurant. Whet your whiskey palatte by sampling at least five different whiskeys. Red attire–including ties, hats, shoes, dresses, anything!–is encouraged.

I’ll be emceeing the event and providing a bit of entertainment throughout the evening.  There are two ways you can help show your support as well, either by volunteering your time or services or purchasing a ticket to attend.  For more information please visit: http://www.red4joplin.org/

Max Major

Max Major is the founder of Metro Event Specialists and a professional magician in Washington, DC. He performs his award-winning magic for corporate functions, private parties, and special events.

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