Kansas City Chiefs Helping Victims of Weekend Tornadoes
Kansas City, MO -
Just because the NFL is currently in a labor dispute, doesn't mean teams aren't still busy and the Kansas City Chiefs are busy with gathering support for victims of last weekend's tornadoes.
The Chiefs are donating 35-thousand dollars to disaster relief efforts and also teaming up with their media partners and the Salvation Army to hold a bottled-water drive at Arrowhead Stadium Tuesday and Wednesday.
"The Chiefs Kingdom has been greatly affected by the tornadoes in Joplin and Reading. Our hearts and prayers go out to the people affected by these disasters," said Chiefs President Mark Donovan. "We were informed that bottled water is the most pressing need at this point. Our hope is that our efforts will assist in meeting the immediate needs of those impacted. Our entire organization stands ready to help in the days and months ahead."
The Chiefs will also be taking financial donations for Heart-to-Heart International, a relief and development organization that specializes in volunteer action and worldwide humanitarian assistance.
All bottled water donations will be handed out by the Salvation Army at four mobile feeding kitchens in Joplin, Missouri, where at least 117 people died in Sunday's tornado.
Donations of bottled water will be accepted through 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Lot C on the east side of Arrowhead Stadium.