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.
- The Canaveral Port Authority in Brevard County, Florida, has joined forces with Ocala, Florida-based Crossroads Alliance & Ministries to provide humanitarian relief for the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas. After learning that Crossroads had run out of space for collecting and staging relief supplies, the port authority stepped in to provide nearly 60,000 square feet of warehouse and storage space at no charge to the nonprofit.
- Maryland-based third-party logistics service provider Choptank Transport has established the Choptank Transport Community Foundation, which will serve as the charitable arm of the organization. Choptank's first event, the "10 Better Than Par" golf tournament (photo above), was held in September, with the proceeds benefiting 10 local charities.
- New Jersey-based supply chain solutions provider NFI has participated in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's "Bike MS: City to Shore" fundraiser in South Jersey for the ninth consecutive year. As the event's local presenting sponsor, NFI provided logistics services for the two-day event and organized a team of 90 riders and volunteers that raised over $135,000 in donations. In the past 12 years, the company has raised more than $1.4 million for the organization.
- Nashville, Tennessee-based Hunter Industrial, a division of the Hunter Fan Co., has donated two 18-foot HVLS (high-volume, low-speed) fans to DCI Logistics, a nonprofit that specializes in transportation for organ and tissue transplants. The Hunter Industrial fans were installed in DCI's 10,000-square-foot hangar at the Nashville International Airport, where the nonprofit maintains a 24/7 dispatching service.
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