Rookies and staff will assist Habitat for Humanity with construction of homes.
As part of the Rams’ monthly Staff Days of Service program and Rams Rookie Week, the organization will be traveling to Joplin to participate in the Governor’s Joplin Habitat Challenge, which was announced by Governor Jay Nixon earlier this year. The challenge, in partnership with Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity and Missouri’s major athletic organizations, aims to build 35 new homes in the heart of Joplin during 2012 to provide continued aid to the city’s recovery.
Rams rookies and staff will be divided into four teams, three of which will focus on raising the walls for their assigned home. The units are part of a “Rams neighborhood” which will be built from Rams support and through the volunteer efforts of Rams players, staff and fans. The fourth team will assist with landscaping and various other projects in support of the challenge.
This will be the Rams second trip to Joplin. Last year, six weeks after the devastating F-5 tornado ripped through the town, the Rams organization traveled to Joplin to assist with disaster relief efforts.