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July 16, 2015

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Southeast District Helps Fight Hunger
 
SEMO Food Bank Facebook

One in six Americans struggles with food insecurities, according to “Feeding America.” Food insecurities are defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

In Missouri, approximately $474,080,000 is needed to meet the food needs. While this number may seem insurmountable, every little bit helps. Actually, a donation of only $2.60 can provide a fellow Missourian with a meal.

MoDOT’s Southeast District recently pitched in to help Southeast Missouri families by holding a food drive. Through the drive, 301 pounds of food and $55 in cash donations were received!

If you are interested in learning more about the SEMO Food Bank, please visit www.semofoodbank.org. Additional information about hunger across the U.S. and in Missouri is available at www.feedingamerica.org.

Photo: SE District employees received a shout out and thank you for participating in the food drive from the SEMO Food Bank on Facebook. Executive Assistant Doris Dumey is included in the photo with the $55 cash donation and 301 pounds of food.

 
 
Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger Visits Southeast District rule Blood Drive Held at Southeast District Office
   
Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger

SE District employees filled the Willow Springs maintenance facility on July 9 to chat with Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger. Funding was a big portion of the discussion, and Hassinger also accepted questions from the attendees.

Red Cross

Thanks to everyone who helped make the July 8 blood drive a success! Thirty-two individuals were present to donate, and a total of 27 productive units were collected. This donation has the potential to save 81 lives (3 lives per 1 unit)!

 
Kudos to Cape Maintenance Crew
 

The SE District Customer Service team likes to hear about all of the great things maintenance crews are doing across the 25-county region. Please see a recollection of a call Senior Customer Service Representative Barbara Conner had the pleasure of receiving below:

A gentleman called and said that when he woke up early Saturday morning he could tell that one of his trees had fallen into the road on Route 74 in Cape Girardeau County. Without his knowledge, MoDOT had removed the tree very early that morning, and he could only see where it had been. It had to be very early, but MoDOT also took time to clean the tree off of his driveway.

To say that this gentleman was overjoyed is an understatement! 

 
 
 

For more info

Nicole Thieret
Communications Manager
Southeast District
573.472.6632
Nicole.Thieret@modot.mo.gov

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