When the tornado struck Joplin in May last year, the St. Louis Cardinals were active in supporting the community and helping rebuild Joplin. Now, fans have a chance to continue that work alongside their favorite players.
The Cardinals, along with with other sports teams in Missouri, are taking the Governor's Joplin Challenge with the Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity. Each team will have its own neighborhood to build homes for tornado victims to purchase, and in total the project should result in 35 new homes for families in Joplin.
Now, here's where the fans can help:
- Register to volunteer to build homes in Joplin. When you sign up, pick your favorite team and you'll get to work alongside your favorite athletes. You can sign up multiple times if you'd like to work with multiple teams as well. Specific work dates haven't been announced yet, but they will be available soon. Volunteer here.
- Donate money or in-kind goods to the Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity. You can donate through your favorite team(s) or by making a general donation that isn't tied to a specific team. Donations are made by secure connection through PayPal. Donate here.
- Spread the word. Like the Facebook page for the Challenge and spread the work on Twitter using #JoplinChallenge.
This is a great opportunity to help the people in Joplin, and thanks to everyone for pitching in!