The Missouri Retired teachers' Association (MRTA) encourages its 17,500 members of local units statewide to be involved in community service projects which make a difference for local children, families and residents.
MRTA members statewide volunteered 318,656 hours in 2010 to their communities. According to MRTA, that volunteer work has a value of $6,643,977.60.
Among the volunteer work by the Moniteau County Retired Teachers Association (MCRTA) was a fundraising project to provide matching funds for a Wood Place Library grant which brought more than 100 new books to the library.
For more of this story check out the Aug. 31 issue of the California Democrat.