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St. Louis Tornado: Cardinals Pledge Help In Red Cross Relief Effort

St. Louis's tornado Friday came as a major and devastating surprise to the city—the mayor tweets that it was the city's worst since 1967—and the Cardinals, with their charitable arm, Cardinals Care, have pledged $30,000 to the American Red Cross to help with the relief efforts. The novelty-sized version of the check, dedicated to helping families displaced and otherwise affected by the tornados, will be presented prior to Sunday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

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It's a nice gesture from the team; Busch Stadium went mostly unscathed, and baseball continued only minorly inconvenienced by the weather, but I have no doubt that a lot of Cardinals fans were directly affected by what went on. It was hard not to feel a certain civic pull after video and pictures of the damage spread across the social networks last night.

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Operations at Lambert International Airport, meanwhile, are due to resume in a diminished capacity at the same time; they "hope to be at 70% capacity" by then, as power is restored to the area. Considering what the concourses look like today, that would be quite an achievement.

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