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Chiefs' Scott Pioli, Clark Hunt Continue Joplin Tornado Relief Efforts

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to collect money and bottled water to assist the Joplin, Mo. tornado relief efforts. The Chiefs and all those who donated filled a whopping two semi trucks full of bottled water on Tuesday alone. They're estimating over 86,000 bottles of water.

And they're doing it all again on Wednesday. In fact, they'll be joined by owner Clark Hunt, GM Scott Pioli and team president Mark Donovan who will be collecting supplies along with everyone else this afternoon at 3:00 p.m.

The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency says, in addition to bottled water and money, they need work gloves, heavy-duty trash construction bags, batteries and flashlights.
Here's a little more on the efforts:

All bottled-water donations will be distributed by the Salvation Army - Midland Division in Joplin while SEMA is managing the supply donations. Fry-Wagner Moving and Storage is transporting all of the donated water to Joplin and is providing boxes and transportation for the additional supplies as well. Monetary donations will go to Heart-to-Heart International. All checks should be made payable to Heart-to-Heart International. All donated funds will be used to assist the relief efforts in Joplin, Mo. and Reading, Kan.

It will take more than a few weeks and months to rebuild Joplin so the pain of this disaster won't be going away anytime soon. Many people in this country who are suffering often use football on Sundays as an escape from reality so I hope the league and the NFLPA, who continue to look silly squabbling over so much money, understand the damage they'll be doing to some of these people if they take football away from us.

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