VICKSBURG, Miss. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District was recognized as a “Best of 2020” donor by Mississippi Blood Services on Thursday.
District personnel contributed 78 pints of blood over the past fiscal year despite limited access to the Headquarters building and ongoing telework posture. Blood drives were held in the parking lot on a quarterly basis, and participants received COVID-19 antibody tests as part of their donations.
“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.
Injuries caused by adverse weather events and COVID-19 hospitalizations depleted the state blood supply throughout the year.
The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.
Release no. 21-014