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Missouri’s Governor, Sports Teams To Build 35 Homes in Joplin

Allison Blood, KMOX
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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is joined by sports representatives from Missouri to announce Joplin Habitat Challenge

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is joined by sports representatives from Missouri to announce Joplin Habitat Challenge

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ST. LOUIS, MO  (KMOX) - The Governor and Missouri’s top sports franchises will be teaming up to rebuild 35 homes in Joplin.  The Cardinals, Rams and Blues will be responsible for a neighborhood in Joplin, and they’re recruiting their fans to come help.

“We’ve already had people saying ‘I want to live in the Cardinals neighborhood, or Blues or Royals,” Nixon said.

Missouri’s government is giving a $3.6 million community development block grant to fund the project. Hundreds of people have already volunteered for the project. Players from the University of Missouri, Kansas Speedway and the Kansas City Royals will also be part of the project. People can request which teams they would like to work with when volunteering this summer. Exact dates and which players will be heading down will be announced in the next few weeks.

Volunteer or donate here.

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