Missouri Retired Teachers Association donates almost $18 million in community service

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel (MRTA) presented a check representing $17,823,538 in community service hours donated in 2018 to Missouri’s citizens at its annual Unit President Summit March 12-13 in Jefferson City. MRTA members volunteered 721,893 hours back to their communities during 2018 at an estimated value of $24.69 per hour for community volunteers. In addition, members also reported contributing 58,081 food items and more that $729,490 in cash donations to food pantries and food banks within their communities. MRTA’s 145 local units and more than 28,000 members participate in statewide community service projects including, Community Hunger Action Program and the Ronald McDonald Tab Top Collection Program as well as donating their time at soup kitchens, local churches, charity events, senior centers, visiting hospital and nursing home residents, and mentoring students. – MRTA photo

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