Categories: General Date: Jan 6, 2016 Title: MRDA's Giving Back Tour Wraps Up
The Missouri Rental Dealers Association continue their 5-city community service tour with a stop in Dexter, Mo at The Stoddard County Mission Pantry on Tuesday, November 10th. Jerry Pinkley, Show Me RTO Vice President and MRDA Vice President was project lead and organized the event that included employees from Rent1, Heartland and Show Me RTO. They presented Stoddard County Mission Pantry with a $1000 check and spent the day volunteering at the pantry. MRDA's next stop is at Convoy of Hope in Springfield.
"It has been a very humbling experience." Jerry reflects "To see how much work those folks do (at any food pantry) to gather, separate, bag and give out that much food and to know that there are many people who are in need of assistance."
Dexter, MO Give Back Pics https://www.flickr.com/photos/rtohq/sets/72157658081892773
Next up, Springfield,MO!
"The turnout we had of fellow emplyees and collegues was huge... it not only brought us together as an industry, but helping out such a selfless organiization like Convoy of Hope was good for all parties involved, I hope we can make a dent in solving hunger," Mitchell said.
Scott Mitchell, owner of All America Rental, gave $1000 check on behalf of the MRDA as Jeff Nene, Special Assistant to the President/National Spokesperson, mentioned they would like to establish a long term relationship with our industry to continue partnering to feed the hungry.
Next up, St Louis!
Dan Cole and Tom Moore of National Rent to Own with Cathy O'Connell, Director of the USO of St. Louis
The Missouri Rental Dealers Association wrapped up their 5-city community service tour with its final stop at the USO of St. Louis, MO last Thursday. Dan Cole and Tom Moore of National Rent to Own organized this community service event. Having worked with the USO in the past, Tom thought it would be a great organization to close out the road show with.
The USO services our military men and women while they travel. During lay overs they can go to the USO and spend some time relaxing by watching TV, using the internet, having a snack or even a nap as sleeping quarters are provided. They will host about 5000 troops as they travel home for the holidays the day before Thanksgiving.
Moreover, The USO doen't receive funding from the state or federal government and is solely funded through donations like the MRDA contributed during their visit.The USO of St. Louis was presented with a $1000 check and MRDA hopes to visit them again soon.
Over the giving back tour, MRDA made stops at The Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri in Colombia, The Harvesters in Kansas City, The Stoddard County Mission Pantry in Dexter, Convoy of Hope in Springfield and The USO of St. Louis. They donated a total of $5000, presenting a check for a $1000 at each stop along with spending time at each facility volunterring their time.