Kansas City Blues Rugby Club camps out on roof of homeless shelter to bring awareness, raise money

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some local athletes spent the night on the roof of a homeless shelter Monday to raise money for a local homeless shelter.

The Kansas City Blues Rugby Club camped out on the roof of a new homeless shelter being built at 52nd and Raytown Road in Kansas City.

Last year they raised more than $32, 000 to help build the shelter at the old Park Lane Hospital.

There are 300 to 400 homeless families living in motels in the metro and when this new facility opens in February, it will help these families find affordable housing.

Rugby players braving the cold said they are happy to help such a great cause.

The Kansas City Blues are accepting donation on behalf of River of Refuge. Those who donate $10 or more will receive a free ticket to the Rugby Gold Cup Championship, being held at Swope Park Soccer Village this weekend.

Click here to donate.