On May 22, 2011, Joplin was directly hit by an EF-5 tornado. It devastated over 8000 homes and impacted countless families. Thankfully TJ Formal, which is located in Joplin, was out of the path of the tornado and suffered no physical damage. However, many high school students lost their homes, jobs, and schools.
Attending prom is a major lifetime event for many teenagers, but those impacted by the tornado may not get to attend because of financial constraints.
TJ Formal's Joplin Extreme Prom event is helping these students get to prom in 2012. We invite students who have a financial need, due to loss of homes or jobs, to come to our store to fill out an application.
Go to the Joplin Extreme Prom website to see how you can be a sponsor and help make Prom 2012 a memorable experience for all of these students.