Mission: Missouri River Relief is a community and equipment based not-for-profit organization dedicated to connecting people to the Missouri River through hands-on river clean-ups, education events and restoration activities.
Results: 2011 marks Missouri River Relief's 10th anniversary of hands-on river work. In just ten years, the organization has made a visible and lasting difference in over 20 river communities, bringing together more than 14,200 volunteers to haul more than 1 million pounds of trash (592 tons to exact) from 667 miles of river, and we’re just gaining steam.
Target demographics: Groups, individuals, and all ages & abilities are welcome!
Programs: River relief inc hosted or participated in 26 river cleanups in 2014. The number of volunteers at the cleanups was 1442. The number of teachers and students at the educational events was 1029. River relief removed trash and debris from 107 miles of the missouri river, which amounted to 45 tons of trash and debris and 564 tires. The approximate number of volunteer hours in 2014 was 8,547.
We had the best time working with the Missouri River Relief efforts last year. We found this agency to be well organized and had fantastic communication skills. They made sure we were updated on the progress and the outcome of our efforts. We used it as a community service project for our agency (Juvenile Office) and everyone enjoyed it. It is no easy task to appease juveniles who are being forced to attend. We appreciated Missouri River Relief staff being so courteous. I would highly recommend everyone take a day to help them with their efforts. We found it to be a perfect way to spend time helping the community while still having a little fun by seeing what unusual items other groups found in their areas.