The Kansas City Royals are joining five other pro sports teams are joining the 2012 Governor's Joplin Habitat Challenge which was set up by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon who wants to build 35 homes for families in Joplin since there are still many families recovering from the May 22 tornado:â†µ
"Our goal is really simple. We're going to build 35 homes in Joplin this year with this group," Nixon said. "These 35 homes will provide safety and shelter for 35 Joplin families. Through the affordable mortgages they will also provide an ongoing revenue stream to help Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity expand the number of homes they can build in the years to come."â†µ
The Royals are being joined by the St. Louis Rams, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, the University of Missouri athletic department as well as NASCAR. People can go to mo.gov to see the ways to help out and even volunteer with their favorite team.â†µ
Since the project would be taking place during the baseball season the Royals would likely send former players or players on the disabled list to be in Joplin supporting the cause.