April 5, 2018

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

  • Cookeville, Tenn.-based transportation and supply chain services specialist Averitt Express said its truck drivers and other employees raised $550,001 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 2017. The funds were largely raised through weekly contributions to Averitt Cares for Kids, the company's charitable employee-giving program.
  • U.S. employees of the German transport and logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL Group raised $50,000 as part of the Bike MS: 2018 Breakaway from Miami to Key Largo fundraiser. Eighty-five DHL riders and 50 DHL volunteers participated in the event, which raises money to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Paul Brashier
  • Reno, Nev.-based third-party logistics company ITS Logistics announced that Paul Brashier, the company's director of operations, was named "volunteer of the year" by the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Business. Brashier was honored for his work mentoring students, working at job fairs, and helping ITS hire more than 30 Nevada grads over the last two years.
  • Chandler, Ariz.-based delivery company OnTrac said its employees raised $1,640 for the American Cancer Society (ACS) during the firm's Corporate Relay for Life event. The 162 OnTrac employees who participated in the fundraiser logged a total of 820 laps around the front of the company's office building.
  • Supply chain technology provider Trimble Inc. said it has established a nonprofit private organization called the Trimble Foundation to support the company's Responsible Corporate Citizen (RCC) and philanthropic efforts. The foundation will concentrate on two primary areas—female education and empowerment, and disaster relief and recovery. It made its first donation to the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), an international nonprofit organization tackling poverty and inequality.

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