MDOT recognized for support of military
JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has received the President’s Award from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
MDOT’s participation in the Cell Phones for Soldiers program was saluted by AASHTO, along with Ruthann Vercher, who spearheaded the department’s efforts in supporting the project. Vercher serves as director of MDOT’s Facility and Records Management Division, and in Nov. 2008, the program was announced during a press conference held at MDOT’s administrative complex on North West Street in Jackson.
Within the first four months of the launch of MDOT’s program, more than 2,000 cell phones were collected and recycled. The donated phones are resold by the recycling company, with the proceeds going to purchase 60-minute calling cards for members of the U.S. military who are serving overseas.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Voters to decide whether hunting, fishing is constitutional right
- DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”
- MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Andrew Adams helps grow Addicus
- Grand juries charge seven with election violations
- Dak Prescott's autograph fetches a pretty penny
- Butler Snow names Crockoft new office director
- Farm theft investigation recovers $200K in stolen equipment
- C Spire wins national award, cash prize for marketing analytics
- MISSISSIPPI RISING: Time to sell the image