The U.S. Army Corps of engineers Vicksburg District was recognized by Mississippi Blood Services as “Best of 2020” donor on Thursday.
Due to weather events and hospitalizations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s blood supply was depleted throughout the year. District personnel contributed 78 pints throughout the fiscal year, holding blood drives on a quarterly basis in the parking lot. Those who participated were able to receive COVID-19 antibody tests as well.
“We are proud of our personnel for helping their fellow Mississippians in their time of need. This endeavor benefits our community several times over, and we hope to continue this level of donation in the future,” said USACE Vicksburg District Commander Robert Hilliard.
Despite the limitations set in place by the COVID-19 pandemic, the USACE Vicksburg district was able to make a notable dent and contribution to the citizens of the state of Mississippi.