Siouxland business, Missouri Valley Steel, raises awareness for an employee battling ALS

SIOUX CITY (KTIV)- Missouri Valley Steel employee, Mike Jordan, was diagnosed with ALS nearly five years ago.
Jordan has been with the company for 43 years, and Wednesday, his coworkers found a special way to show their support.

Employees, past and present, lined up outside Missouri Valley Steel Wednesday afternoon to participate in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise awareness for A-L-S. The company pledged to donate $20 for every employee who participated. The grand total came to $1,500 donated to help find a cure for the disease.

“He’s, you know, been here since the ’70s as well as some other employees, who really has influenced me in what I do in my daily life as a job and as a person. So, it comes easy to try and do something good for him when he has such a tough tough thing handed to him,” said Chad Vortherms, General Manager of Missouri Valley Steel.

The support went beyond the “Ice Bucket Challenge” however. Missouri…

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