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.
- 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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