October 17, 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

  • In September, Omaha, Neb.-based transportation and logistics services company Werner Enterprises Inc. partnered with retailer The Home Depot to deliver Hurricane Irma relief aid and supplies from Lake Park, Ga., to Southern Florida. (Photo above.) In total, Werner dispatched more than 100 trucks to support the relief efforts.
  • In response to the hurricanes in the U.S. and Caribbean plus the devastating earthquakes in Mexico, the Prologis Foundation, the charitable arm of industrial real estate giant Prologis Inc., has made a $150,000 donation to the American Red Cross and is matching up to $50,000 in total employee donations. In addition, Prologis has donated 364,000 square feet of available warehouse space to help support recovery efforts.
  • To support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. has made a $50,000 corporate donation to the United Way of Greater Houston and has called on its dealers throughout North America to join in the fundraising effort. Many Hyundai dealers are located in the Texas coastal area and have employees who were severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The company has also collected funds to provide some relief for these individuals.
  • Denton, Texas-based Operation Airdrop (OAD), an all-volunteer group of general aviation pilots and planes formed in late August, has delivered relief supplies to the victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The organization was started by iHeartMedia personality John Clay Wolfe and pilot Doug Jackson to fly critically needed relief supplies to hurricane victims. Since its inception, OAD has grown to more than 200 pilots and planes from across the nation.
  • Systems integrator and packaging technology specialist Beumer Group has donated $5,000 to the Greater Houston Community Foundation for Hurricane Harvey relief.
  • Atlanta-based freight-pricing software firm SMC3 and its employees have donated $30,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in recovery efforts associated with hurricanes Harvey and Irma. In the first week alone, employees raised $6,000. The company then doubled each dollar contributed and secured additional matching contributions. It has also pledged to donate 10 percent of each paid registration fee from its Jump Start 2018 supply chain conference to the American Red Cross.

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