As some of you may know, Ms. Primetime and I are on vacation in Florida for the week so I've felt oddly disconnected to what's going on back in our home state of Missouri. The tornado situation in Joplin, Mo. is so devastating that it's hard for me to even wrap my head around.
I was glad to learn this evening that the Kansas City Chiefs are donating $35,000 to the relief efforts. Chiefs nation spreads far beyond Kansas City and the organization is doing their part for this unbelievable situation.
"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 in a statement released by the team on Monday evening. "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."
So to help with the bottled water, the Chiefs will be accepting bottled water donations in Lot C on the east side of Arrowhead Stadium on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can also make cash and check donations during that time through Heart-to-Heart International, who has partnered with the Chiefs.
If you go out to Arrowhead on one of these days, please take a picture of the scene at Arrowhead and shoot us an email.
One of the first people I thought of when I heard about this was tomahawk44, a long-time reader and commenter on the site, who is around the Joplin area. He's physically OK but many of the folks in his community are not. If you need your Chiefs connection to give a hand this week, then that can be it.
I'm going to spend the evening trying to wrap my head around what's gone down in the last couple days. It's simply incredible right now as this turns into possibly the most deadly tornadoes in American history. Lots of these people are Chiefs fans so, as one big family, you should do whatever you can, whether that's bottled water, cash or good wishes.