As we noted last night, the Kansas City Chiefs entire organization -- players and all non-player employees including GM Scott Pioli and president Mark Donovan -- have been invited to take the two-and-a-half-hour drive south to Joplin, Missouri to assist in the tornado relief efforts.
Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, who will also be making the trip, had this to say (via KCChiefs.com) on the Chiefs trip to Joplin next week.
"The Chiefs family is committed to assisting our friends and neighbors in Joplin as they continue on the long road to recovery. We look forward to joining together as an organization to aid in the relief efforts later this month and hopefully, lift the spirits of those who are hurting," said Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt.
They'll be donating their time but most importantly they will, as Hunt said, lift the spirits of those in Joplin and bring awareness to what's going on. The devastating tornado is nearing a month old so rebuilding Joplin isn't constantly on the minds of those in Kansas City and other neighboring cities. The Chiefs trip will give some of us a reminder that there are still opportunities to help.