MOSASP Success Stories

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Dreams are able to fly through MOSASP

Two decades after September 11, youth’s interaction with air travel began to degrade. No longer were non-flying passengers allowed in certain sections of the airport, let alone to see the plane. Gone were the days when the general public interacted with airports without tickets in hand. When Joe Steimann saw that a whole generation had experienced a disadvantage to other generations to air travel, he knew that he had to do something about it.

As an air travel enthusiast, and former military, he decided to form an organization dedicated to teaching youth about aviation. Located in the St. Louis area, he cleverly named the organization the Gateway Youth Aeronautics Foundation. Garnering support from donors, he obtained an airport hangar at Creve Coeur, Mo, where he was able to house a small museum and simulators for youth interactions.

The St. Louis area Commemorative Air Force Museum, Missouri Wing, gained a rare piece of history, after the Missouri Agency for Surplus Property (MOSASP) helped the organization obtain a World War II era truck for its collection. 

Tim Mohr, of the Missouri Wing, was elated when he was able to locate the pristine World War II era truck through GSA Xcess, which is a website that lists property the federal government no longer needs. 

MOSASP Administrative Assistant Tammy Anderson worked diligently to help secure the truck, by submitting the necessary documents from the organization. 

Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) are the newest eligible organizations in the Federal Donation Program, which is operated by the Missouri State Agency for Surplus Property (MOSASP).

In 2019, legislation was passed enabling VOSBs to access the program, and in 2021, many began obtaining property from state SASPs.

MOSASP has witnessed a steady increase in the number of VOSBs that want to join the program. Anderson Wood Products is one of several VOSBs who have been utilizing services of MOSASP, which allows them to pay a small service charge for items.

Anderson Wood Products, founded in 2011, first produced dimensional lumber that was sold to hickory handle manufacturers to produce tool handles.

Those who drive past Cuba, Mo, along I-44, will spot an airplane standing guard at Cuba Municipal Airport. This C-12 aircraft was transferred through the Federal Donation Program, a program operated by the Missouri State Agency for Surplus Property (MOSASP).

When a C-12 aircraft became available, the City of Cuba jumped on the opportunity to have a plane displayed at the city airport. The city was granted the craft in June, 2017, which meant the hard part began. Since the plane was located in North Carolina, this meant a team had to tackle the daunting task of bringing the craft back to Missouri.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, New Life Evangelistic Center (NLEC) continued its mission in caring for the homeless during these critical times. Headquartered in the St. Louis area, NLEC’s mission includes caring for the hungry and homeless in some of Missouri’s largest population centers. These vulnerable individuals needed assistance, because shelters and other safe locations were closed or were full. NLEC took to the streets to address the needs. As sanitary items (personal protective supplies) were becoming almost impossible to find, Larry Rice, Founder and Director of NLEC, began to think of ways to ensure that the homeless were getting items that could help them stay clean in an environment that was proving very difficult. NLEC even began the daunting task of making their own hand sanitizer to minimize virus spread through these vulnerable individuals.