Joplin Tornado Disaster Relief Fund
Helping people that are in need in our communities is a part of what FCCLA stands for. When an EF-4 tornado hit Joplin, MO on May 23, 2011 it was one of the deadliest tornadoes in over 60 years for Missouri. Almost everything was destroyed. After that day many different people from around the United States wanted to help out with the cleanup and to help rebuild. FCCLA is now a part of that.
Missouri FCCLA State President Caleb Hearon states that here at the State Leadership Conference you too can be a part of the Joplin Disaster Relief Fund. In the FCCLA Store you can purchase a Joplin t-shirt and 100% of the proceeds go toward the organization we are partnering with, Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Also another way you can contribute to the fund is by donating at the dance. At the dance the State Officers will be walking around with buckets, and you can drop your money in the bucket. So go ahead and buy a t-shirt to promote FCCLA and more importantly contribute to the Joplin Tornado Disaster Relief Fund. Together we all can make a difference in our communities.
Contributed by Katie Danforth, Media Team Member