Atlanta-based freight and logistics giant UPS Inc. donated the transportation for five loads of bottled water to childhood nutrition crusader Feed the Children in support of its flood relief efforts in West Virginia.
Canton, Ohio-based transportation and distribution service provider Peoples Services Inc. collected a truckload of tools, cleaning supplies, and hygiene items through donations at its facilities across six states and delivered them to West Virginia Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (WV VOAD).
The International Warehouse Logistics Association (ILWA) and its members have donated more than $50,000 to the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN). ILWA matched donations to the disaster relief group made by its members this year and has committed to a $25,000 annual-match program through 2018.
Auburn, Wash.-based material handling equipment supplier Raymond Handling Concepts Corp. (RHCC) held a "Beat Breast Cancer" rummage sale, with all proceeds supporting The Tina Fund and the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation. The event was a precursor to RHCC's annual Pink Pallet Jack Project, in which a customized pink pallet jack or electric walkie truck is auctioned off to the highest bidder in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Employees of Ifco North America, a provider of reusable packaging containers (RPCs) for fresh food, volunteered at the "Feeding Tampa Bay" food bank as part of Ifco's annual management meeting in Tampa, Fla., where the company's North American headquarters is located. In all, volunteers sorted 11,308 pounds of food, creating 9,423 meals for distribution.