Here's our monthly roundup of some of the good deeds being done by companies in the logistics and material handling community.
Old Dominion Freight Line honored claims specialist Christine Goodman with the third annual John Yowell OD Family Spirit Award for her work as a Court Appointed Child Advocate and providing support for homeless and battered women in Erie, Pa.
IFCO Systems will provide containers to Feeding America San Diego to help that program transport grocery products to partner organizations that feed schoolchildren during the summer.
VeteransPlus has selected Ryder as the first recipient of its "Foundations in Support of Heroes" (F.I.S.H.) award. The award recognizes organizations that help foster financial literacy among military personnel and veterans.
Michelle Day, a first responder and project administrator for The Raymond Corp., has received the Industrial Safety Real Heroes award from the Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross in New York state. Day is an emergency medical technician-critical care (EMT-CC) and has served as an American Red Cross instructor.
Material handling systems firm Conveyco made a donation to lupus research for each "like" on its "Likes for Lupus" Facebook page. Conveyco is a longtime supporter of research and treatment for the chronic autoimmune disease.
TransProject LLC, which provides heavy project logistics services, is participating in the "Peace Through Business" program for women entrepreneurs in Rwanda. TransProject will host Emily Butare Mutoni from Adonai Ltd. in July for training and mentoring.
Buckhorn Inc. has donated attached-lid and straight-wall containers to Ride 2 Recovery (R2R), a cycling program that helps service members and veterans with physical and mental rehabilitation. The containers were used to store and organize bicycle parts for the group.
Graybar, a distributor of electrical, communications, and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management services, announced that it raised more than $144,000 for charities across the United States through its community platform, Graybar CARES.