The Doe Run Company Supports Community Charities for the Holidays
One in eight people struggles with hunger in Missouri, according to Feeding America. To help alleviate hunger and financial hardships this holiday season, The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) provided food items, essential supplies and donations to charitable organizations and families throughout Southeast Missouri.
“This year, many families have faced added financial challenges due to the pandemic,” said Brian Mangogna, general manager, Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO) at Doe Run. “We hope these donations will make the holidays a little brighter for families in our region.”
Doe Run employees supported the Adopt a Family program, hosted by the Iron County C-4 School District’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). This is the program’s 10th year of supplying 30 local families with Christmas presents and food items for Christmas dinner. Employees donated presents and other essential items, such as cookware, toiletries and tools.
Doe Run also donated food and non-perishable items for local food banks to help the elderly and individuals with physical disabilities, including A+ CDS in Salem, Disabled Citizens Alliance for Independence (DCAI) in Viburnum and the God’s Ministry Mission in Bunker. In addition, Doe Run employees collected 90 coats for the mission in Bunker and provided holiday gifts for local families through the Bunker R-3 School District. Some employees led fundraising efforts, such as selling shirts and supporting a 50/50 raffle to raise donations for adopted families. Other Doe Run employees contributed to the United Way of Greater St. Louis, which funds a number of agencies that provide families with food, shelter, health care, youth services and job skills training.
“We’re proud to live and work here in Southeast Missouri and want to do what we can to help our community,” said Anthony Staley, vice president and general manager, Metals Division at Doe Run. “From all of us at Doe Run, we wish our neighbors a happy holiday season and a bright new year.”