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Chiefs respond to Joplin disaster

Posted on: May 23, 2011 9:34 pm
Edited on: May 24, 2011 12:45 am
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Posted by Andy Benoit

On Sunday, a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., killing more than 115 in the town of 50,000. The Kansas City Chiefs responded Monday with a $35,000 donation to the disaster relief efforts.

Additionally, the Chiefs and their media partners are teaming with the Salvation Army, Midland Division, to hold a bottled-water drive at Arrowhead Stadium for individuals in Kansas City to assist victims in the tornado-ravaged areas. The Chiefs will also be accepting financial donations for Heart to Heart International.

“The Chiefs Kingdom has been greatly affected by the tornadoes in Joplin and Reading," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "Our hearts and prayers go out to the people affected by these disasters. 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.”

Joplin is about a three-hour drive south from Kansas City.


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 5:50 pm
 

Chiefs respond to Joplin disaster

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Since: Apr 25, 2009
Posted on: May 26, 2011 6:39 am
 

Chiefs respond to Joplin disaster

35,000 might not be much to a multimillon dollar organization, but I could agrue that they didn't have to give anything, and that every little bit helps. Thats 35,000 more than they had before, and I say God bless them for helping out 



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: May 25, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Chiefs respond to Joplin disaster

hot dog in one game lol



Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: May 25, 2011 1:26 pm
 

Chiefs respond to Joplin disaster

Could not agree more....I know people are praising this move, but come on give me a break.  35K is a slap in the face when they make that off of hot dogs in one game!!!



Since: Dec 3, 2010
Posted on: May 25, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Chiefs respond to Joplin disaster

32 NFL teams, each team supports a 53 man roster, that's just short of 1700 able bodies to give a helping hand to this town. What else do they have to do since they are in midst of a locked out anyway. With all the dirty, filthy GREED surrounding the NFL and their players/owners, you'd think they jump at this chance at some positive public relations. I applaud the thought of the Kansas City Chief organization, but still have to laugh at the amount (Was this the money they already saved by not paying their unessential employees?)  How about donating that 9 billion you both are fighting over and help a community and end a lockout all in one fell swoop.




Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: May 25, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Chiefs respond to Joplin disaster

Any time a person or org gives a donation it should be commended.  However $35,000 is kind of a joke.  There will most likely be larger donations from individuals and smaller corporations.  You would think that an NFL team that is suppose to be so tightly knitted into the fabric of the area would cough up a larger sum of money.  It is a "write off" at the end of the day. I don't live in the area, but from what I have heard the KC fans are a loyal bunch.... so it should go both ways.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: May 25, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Chiefs respond to Joplin disaster

I'm with ThinkCritically, $35K is an absolute insult.... If they really wanted to help they would all go to Joplin and help with the clean-up. $35K will not even buy a single family home. In fact, it seems the entire NFL has nothing to do so why don't they take their millions and billions and their 2 hands and 2 feet to Joplin and lift a shovel. Kansas City Chiefs & NFL = pathetic



Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: May 25, 2011 8:50 am
 

Chiefs respond to Joplin disaster

35K???? What a freakin' insult to the dead, dying and homeless!!  They fine players more than that for UNIFORM VIOLATIONS!! Let me repeat that...they fine player's MORE that that for wearing the wrong color socks or hats!!!! (it's 100,000 for SB uniform violation)  It would be the equivalent of you or I donating 0.35 cents...way to support your devastated community...talk about a PR backfire......disgraceful


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