October 4, 2012

Logistics and supply chain companies support charities, nonprofits

Here's our monthly roundup of charitable works by companies in the logistics and supply chain business.

By DC Velocity Staff

  • Employees of Lucas Systems Inc., a provider of voice-directed picking systems, raised funds this summer to help hundreds of children from disadvantaged backgrounds participate in Promise Camp, a weeklong camp run by Family Guidance Inc. In addition to monetary donations, employees contributed food, sporting goods, and craft supplies to support the camp, which is held annually in Western Pennsylvania's Beaver County.
  • Logistics and transportation services provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. is assisting Tempur-Pedic in providing beds to Ronald McDonald Houses in the United States. The mattress and bedding maker recently delivered the 5,000th bed to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Since the effort began in 2009, C.H. Robinson has developed the distribution plans for the beds and donated the associated transportation and delivery costs.
  • FedEx held its eighth annual FedEx Cares Week Sept. 10-14, 2012. More than 4,000 FedEx volunteers worldwide donated their time and talents to serve organizations in the communities where FedEx employees live and work. This year's FedEx Cares Week service projects included painting, organizing, and landscaping a playground in Denver; constructing basic transitional housing for families living in extreme poverty in Latin America; collecting used clothes for the homeless in the Czech Republic; and cleaning and landscaping a park in Guangzhou, China.
  • Houston-based Cat Lift Trucks recently donated a hand pallet truck to the Houston-area Habitat for Humanity. Habitat will use the 5,500 pound-capacity truck to help move floor tiles, paint, drywall, and other construction materials.
  • More than 4,000 DHL employees and their families turned out for DHL Family Day in August to raise over $12,000 for the Cincinnati-area Make-A-Wish organization. The event supported two children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions: Sierra (age 8, who has sickle cell disease), and Daniel (age 11, who suffers from desmoid tumors).
  • NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc. donated a Yale GLP040 lift truck to First Born Community Development Center (FBCDC). FBCDC is a member agency of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The local Yale lift truck dealer, Dougherty Equipment Co., assisted with the delivery of the new lift truck.

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