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Chiefs respond to Joplin tornado with donation, relief effort

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On Sunday, a devastating tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, cutting the city in half and killing more than 100.

The Chiefs quickly have responded, with a donation of $35,000 and the organization of a bottled-water drive at Arrowhead Stadium.

Cases of bottled water, cash, and/or checks made payable to Heart-to-Heart International will be accepted in Lot C on the east side of Arrowhead Stadium Tuesday from noon until 7:00 p.m. CT and Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT.

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17 Responses to “Chiefs respond to Joplin tornado with donation, relief effort”
  1. yortnella says: May 23, 2011 9:38 PM

    Great to see some positive announcements about the NFL……

  2. coachstram says: May 23, 2011 9:41 PM

    Yo Rams…….hello?

  3. riverhorsey says: May 23, 2011 10:02 PM

    Chiefs have a great organization going right now.

  4. paul82461 says: May 23, 2011 10:05 PM

    Now its time for all teams MLB,NHL,NBA,NFL to pony up , also the League and Union.

  5. chiefsfan4life says: May 23, 2011 10:29 PM

    the lambs are to cheap they could care less about tornado victems in Missu sadly

    as don’t ever recall them helping in the past

    this is why the chiefs are mizzu team and are one of the most respected franchises in the NFL

    plus there so classy they put the commuinty 1st thats

    so shame on the rams for not responding as quickly and being to dang cheap to help vixtems

    as i live in kansas and i been in a tornado and know what its like and its sad the sheeps owners have yet to respond or even help the joplin victems

    what a vary classless franchise you would think they would have responded by now

    big kudos to the chiefs!

  6. purdueman says: May 23, 2011 11:04 PM

    I have personally lived through a tornado; it took out our entire front yard as well as the garage and the “moment of terror” when it hit and the reality that we ALMOST made it to the stairs to the basement and came within yards of being killed really hit us.

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Joplin.

    What really surprises me though about this tragedy though is that thusfar there have been no reported sightings in the aftermath of Dr. Jesus Tebow.

    One would think that Timmy would be johnny on the spot, handing out bibles, water bottles, more bibles, some MRE’s (meals ready to eat), and of course still more bibles…. but hey, it’s still early!

  7. coachstram says: May 23, 2011 11:39 PM

    @chiefsfan4life: Man….please…….I’m beggin ya…….spellcheck.

    please.

  8. chatham10 says: May 23, 2011 11:44 PM

    We love sports and hate what is going on in the NFL, but think about what has happened this summer in the South and Midwest with the weather and then put sports where it belongs and that is to enjoy but the lockout will not destroy your home or your life.

  9. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 24, 2011 12:19 AM

    So a multi-million dollar organization donates a couple thousand dollars?

    Really?!

    People find this amazing?

  10. drneckbeardmd says: May 24, 2011 12:47 AM

    I’m sure $9 Billion would sure be helpful to those people.

  11. rdr4lif says: May 24, 2011 1:26 AM

    Classy move by the Chiefs, from a diehard Raider fan.

  12. topeka1978 says: May 24, 2011 1:43 AM

    I live in Topeka, KS and we recently had a scare of a tornado about to tear through the town. I know that it was a scary situation for my family and the town.

    Unfortunately there are situations such as Joplin, MO and Reading, KS, just to mention the two from this weekend, that are affected greater.

    I am not a Chiefs fan but any football team willing to use the resources they have available to support towns that are hurting is a great thing.

    People are dissing the Rams but they may not have had a chance to assess the amount of relief they will be able to provide. It will happen as this affects both Kansas and Missouri (part of tornado alley).

    God bless all!!

    My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone that was affected by the devastating weather this weekend.

  13. cup1981 says: May 24, 2011 4:55 AM

    Good for the Chiefs! I am loving these good lockout stories here lately. It’s showing there is a heart at the center of all of BS.

  14. johnnysins says: May 24, 2011 6:36 AM

    Only $35,000?

  15. jw731 says: May 24, 2011 8:31 AM

    Something is better than nothing, but 35 grand seems a paltry amount for a corporation worth hundreds of millions of dollars. These people need, food, water, shelter, counseling etc. To put it in more perspective, some NFL teams have PSL’s that cost more…..

  16. haleyistheman00 says: May 24, 2011 8:50 AM

    sins….. did you really just say that?

  17. burntorangehorn says: May 24, 2011 9:45 AM

    Give the Rams a break. KC was just the first franchise to donate, and probably won’t be the last. If we get to June or something without any action from the Rams, then it might be time to speculate, but right now they’re just one of 31 teams that haven’t donated to these victims. It takes time.

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