The Kansas City Chiefs aren't the only ones keeping an eye on Joplin. A week after the Chiefs helped build five houses as part of Governor Nixon's Joplin challenge, the St. Louis Rams made the trip south to do the same. SB Nation's Rams blog, Turf Show Times, made the trip down there with the Rams and has a great story on the day.
Things take a reflective tone at the job site, a hill lined with empty foundations and scraped barren by the tornado. It overlooks where the high school used to be. Among the missing sidewalks and piles of bricks too small to be gathered in the cleanup, a new neighborhood is blooming, thanks in part to efforts like this one from the Rams or last week's visit from the Chiefs.
Tracy Anderson lost her family home in the tornado. In three months, she will be moving out of her FEMA trailer and into a new home that Habitat for Humanity is helping her build, with some assistance from the Rams on Thursday. Tracy and her family arrive to help, and are immediately overcome at the sight of all the blue shirts swinging hammers.