Mid-Missouri Youth Benefit from MU Staff Members Recycling Cans
By Ashley Craft
What do Girl Scouts, Royal Rangers and aluminum cans have in common? One passionate MU staff member who has gone on to raise funds for Mid-Missouri youth by recycling aluminum cans. MU groundskeeper, Herman Klippel started fundraising through recycling in 2017, when his granddaughter’s Girl Scouts troop in Ashland, Missouri, needed assistance with picking up and hauling soda cans from their local recycling center to companies such as Advantage Metals who pay for the aluminum.
“Herman is a very warm, outgoing person,” said Laura Redfield-Jacobs, a leader of the Ashland, Missouri, Girl Scouts troop who works with Klippel on the can-collection service project. “He helps the Girl Scouts by taking the overflow when no one else is able to, and he’s using the money to help the kids in his church with different projects. Cans are not the most glorious, glamorous thing to play with. But he’s willing to take the time to do that to help the youth.”
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