August 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

  • Itasca, Ill.-based freight forwarder AIT Worldwide Logistics will support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by participating in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. The company has committed to matching all funds raised by employees, with an overall fundraising goal of $50,000. The event is held annually in September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Blue Bell, Pa.-based transportation management services provider CLX Logistics has donated $2,500 to Smile Train, an international children's charity that provides corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates. The company notes that the gift could potentially help multiple patients, as just $1,000 can provide cleft surgery for four children, while $50 will cover the cost of an overnight hospital stay.
  • To support fire relief efforts in British Columbia, the Calgary, Alberta-based rail line Canadian Pacific (CP) will make a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross as well as match any employee donations. CP is also moving relief supplies at no cost to the affected area and has deployed additional CP Police officers to the region to assist first responders.
  • Global transportation and logistics giant DHL has announced the five winners of the first DHL Youth Volunteer Fellowship Award, which recognizes young Americans, aged 13-18, who are moving the needle on social change. The awards program, which is conducted in coordination with the social charity group WE, is designed to help jumpstart these leaders' futures by providing them with the tools and support to continue being community trailblazers.
  • The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) worked with member companies States Logistics, Evans Distribution, and Shippers Warehouse to provide warehouse space to house a large donation of disaster relief materials. The effort, which was organized by the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), allowed the charity Good360 to pre-position nearly 300 pallets of pillows in high-risk areas around the country.

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