July 31, 2014

Logistics, material handling companies give back

Here's our monthly roundup of some recent donations and charitable work by companies in the logistics and material handling fields.

By DC Velocity Staff

  • Averitt Express associates presented a check for $425,000 from the Averitt Cares for Kids charity to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and held an arts-and-crafts session with patients. Since 1986, Averitt Express associates have raised more than $4.4 million for St. Jude's, including an endowment to help fund construction of the Averitt Express Leukemia and Lymphoma Clinic at the hospital.
  • Five Inmar engineers and their middle school student coach built a Lego Mindstorms robot and piloted it to a first-place finish in the Robot Fun Run held at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, N.C. The event was part of Winston-Salem's robotics program, which promotes middle school students' interest in science and technology while teaching them employment and life skills.
  • DHL delivered a 20- by 30-foot U.S. flag signed by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs at no charge to the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
  • YRC Freight and Holland have joined the U.S. Chamber Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program. The motor carriers will use technology developed by Fastport to connect veterans with careers in trucking.
  • InfinityQS International Inc., a provider of quality and manufacturing intelligence software, has fulfilled its 10-year, $1 million pledge to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which treats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases, in just five years.
  • BigRentz has made a $150,000 gift-in-kind donation by contributing rental equipment, such as aerial lifts and material handling equipment, for use by Habitat for Humanity affiliates during Habitat's annual Home Builders Blitz.

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