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Giving Back

Giving Back

Again this year the inmates at Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, SD came together to pack meals for the less fortunate. This is the third year that Steve Mach with Mercy Meals Yankton has asked for help from the inmates. A total of 250 volunteers worked in four shifts for a day and set aside their personal differences to make a difference. While the inmates worked, Christmas music was played over the speakers and each time a box was filled, an inmate would pull a train whistle in reference of OGT. It was not mandatory to participate but the turnout was tremendous. The spirit of doing for others and giving back in some way fills the room and brightens the inmates’ day. OGT loaded the completed meals and put them in storage to be shipped to those in need. Thank you to the wonderful men at MDSP.