Rams volunteering in Joplin tornado relief today

Seventy-five St. Louis Rams employees made the trip to Joplin, Mo., today to assist in continued tornado relief efforts in the wake of the massive storms that struck the area in April.

Two buses left the team’s facility at 5 a.m. and the Rams have been active in efforts as have the Kansas City Chiefs.

“Given the degree of devastation that Joplin suffered, we knew it would be important to assist in a sustained relief effort to support the initial wave of volunteers that jumped into action immediately following the tornado,” Rams vice president Kevinm Demoff told Tony Softli of 101 ESPN. “We're proud that our Staff Days of Service program has become a hallmark of this organization and allows us to give back to the community in meaningful ways like this.”

The Rams donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross and St. Louis coach Steve Spagnuolo and his wife helped raise an additional $45,000 through a telethon.

So there is some good news in a week when the focus has almost exclusively been on the labor situation.

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