The nonprofit group Outreach, which paired with
five Greater Des Moines Rotary Clubs to help package more than 1.5 million
donated meals for typhoon victims in the Philippines, found out that the meals
were finally being distributed on the same day that Gov. Terry Branstad
honored the groups' efforts. A proclamation signing took place today at the
governor's office, honoring Outreach co-founders Floyd Hammer and Kathy
Hamilton and five Greater Des Moines Rotary Clubs. It takes 45 to 60 days to
ship the meals.