Lift truck maker Clark Material Handling Co. and its employees were collectively recognized as the God's Pantry 2013 Distribution Center Corporate Volunteer of the Year. The award acknowledges Clark employees for regularly volunteering at the food bank sorting donations, repacking food, and participating in backpack programs to fight hunger.
The Trinity Foundation, in collaboration with Trinity Logistics, raised over $6,500 for Rachel's Challenge by hosting its fourth annual Touch-A-Truck event in Seaford, Del. Rachel's Challenge was created to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. The organization is named in memory of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine school shooting in 1999.
The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS, marked the start of the company's 10th annual Global Volunteer Month on Oct. 1 by pledging to plant another 1 million trees around the world. The foundation also awarded $2.3 million in grants to support environmental programs and forestry-focused initiatives to the following organizations: Earth Day Network, Keep America Beautiful Inc., National Arbor Day Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and World Resources Institute.