The Kansas City Chiefs have responded to the tragic events in Joplin, Mo. and Reading, Kan. in a big way. The team will be donating $35,000 to the relief efforts and will be holding a bottled-water drive at Arrowhead on Tuesday from noon-7pm and Wednesday from 7am-7pm.
All bottled-water donations will be distributed by the Salvation Army at their four mobile feeding kitchens stationed in Joplin. Fry-Wagner Moving and Storage is transporting all of the donated water to the Joplin area. Chiefs executives, Cheerleaders, Red Coaters and Ambassadors will be helping collect donations throughout both days.
Cash and check donations will also be accepted in Lot C during the above times. The Chiefs are partnering with Heart-to-Heart International for all monetary donations. All checks should be made payable to Heart-to-Heart International. The donated funds will be divided between the recovery efforts in Joplin and Reading.
State emergency management officials have identified bottled water and monetary donations as the best ways to assist immediately.
“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,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. “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.”
What a great way for the Chiefs to respond and one that is not a shock at all. When it comes to the community, Clark Hunt — just like his father — always steps up when it’s needed most.
Now Chiefs fans can step up the same way that the team did. On top of filling trucks to the top with bottled water, here’s hoping that team’s donation of $35k can be matched.