July 14, 2017

Logistics gives back

Logistics gives back

Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.

By DC Velocity Staff

  • FMH Conveyors donated conveyer machinery to Second Harvest of South Georgia after damaging tornadoes struck the state. Organized by the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) and trade association MHI, the donation will support the charity group's efforts to assemble disaster relief food kits.
  • Lift truck carrying donated clothing
    Fairchild Equipment collected more than a ton of clothing and household goods for Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin.
  • Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based material handling equipment vendor Fairchild Equipment recently collected 3,476 pounds of clothing and household goods for Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin. Based on the campaign's success, Fairchild says it has decided to make the donation drive a regular biyearly event.
  • Marengo, Ill.-based material handling equipment vendor UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA) worked with Make-A-Wish Illinois to send a five-year-old boy with a life-threatening heart condition on his dream vacation to Hawaii. The trip was made possible by a donation from the company as well as funds raised by UCA employees through bake sales, chili cook-offs, raffles, and silent auctions.
  • Calgary-based transcontinental railway Canadian Pacific (CP) raised $50,000 for the Do It for Life "DIL" Walk Foundation's Community Heart Failure Assessment, Rehabilitation, and Management (CHARM) clinic, which provides assistance and education to patients diagnosed with the dangerous condition. The funds came from the company's sponsorship of an annual equestrian tournament (in which CP donates $10,000 for each clear round jumped by a competitor and his horse) as well as other events.
  • When damaging fires hit Eastern Tennessee, Allied Toyotalift, International Paper, and RefrigiWear came to the aid of local communities. The companies together donated four forklifts, 1,500-plus gaylords (bulk bins) and boxes, and 10 cases of handwarmer packs to the disaster relief effort. The donations, which were organized by the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), were quickly put to good use: The forklifts were used to move materials, which were stored and transported in the donated boxes and gaylords, while the forklift operators used the donated hand warmers.

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