Models to walk in benefit for JoplinBy JACKIE HOERMANNThe Kansas City StarIf you have a passion for fashion and for helping others, add the Models on a Mission: Benefit Fashion Show for Joplin to your calendar.Interior designer and part-time model Teisha Barber is coordinating the Thursday event at the Vox Theatre in Kansas City, Kan. Proceeds go to Heart of Missouri United Way and Joplin Humane Society tornado relief efforts.Barber said it has been tough to plan the event in such a short time, but thinking about the people it will help drives her.“After seeing all the devastation on the news, I thought, ‘What a great way for me to bring all my resources together,’ ” Barber said. “Everyone has really pitched in, and I think it’s a great way to help Joplin.”Models, hairstylists and designers have donated time to the show’s production, while local boutiques, artists, photographers and others provided items for the silent auction. Jewelry, clothing, photography packages and gift certificates will be up for grabs.The generosity doesn’t end with one night. Several of the models already have traveled to Joplin to volunteer. Kirsten Moore has been volunteering at donation centers and with animal relief organizations since the day after the May 22 disaster.Seeing the damage with your own eyes is a powerful experience, she said. “There’s a lot of destruction, and it gets to you.”MODELS ON A MISSIONWhen: Doors open at 7 p.m. Thursday; fashion show begins at 8 p.m.Where: Vox Theatre, 1405 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kan.Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. VIP runway seating, $20; VIP table seating (10 people), $150Details: www.joplin-modelsonamission.blogspot.comTo reach Jackie Hoermann, call 816-234-4767 or send email to on Thu, Jun. 09, 2011 10:15 PMRead more:

Models to walk in benefit for Joplin


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