It’s sometimes inaccurately said that Washington is nobody’s hometown (about 40 percent of D.C. residents were born here), but we do have a large population of interstate immigrants whose hometown loyalty has never transferred with them.
That can be a good thing, as it will be tonight (Monday) at the Columbus Club in Union Station when Joplin, Mo., natives host a Red4Joplin fundraiser to help the people devastated by the May 22 tornado.
Chefs will stage a “show down” on a favorite Show Me state meal, Spaghetti Red, and there will also be live music, raffles and testimonials from Joplin residents.
“Our red theme is inspired by a Joplin area institution and puts a twist on the standard black-tie affair of most fundraisers,” said organizer Kiki L’Italien. “We hope everyone will be ‘Dressed to the Reds’ and come out and lend their support.”
Event tickets are tax-deductible and start at $75. Tickets may be purchased online. Proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity International, which is rebuilding homes in Joplin.
Donations are also tax-deductible and may be made to Red4Joplin through Eventbrite.