KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Blues Rugby team made a commitment to help the homeless and that means they aren't coming down from a roof until they reach their monetary goal.
The team volunteers ascended to the roof Thursday afternoon to 'camp-out for cash'. The squad is helping the River of Refuge organization, which helps find a permanent home for homeless families.
The roof where they've pitched their tents will soon be the River of Refuge Transitional Living Center, 5155 Raytown Road. The money raised will help River of Refuge open its first 11 apartments to provide refuge for working parents and their children who are homeless.
River of Refuge research shows about 300 to 400 working families currently live in motels with their children in the Kansas City area.
At about 6:45 Friday morning, the rugby team had raised just over $5,000. Their goal is $25,000, and then they can come down from the roof.