Provides Pro Bono Shipment of Goods to Hurricane Sandy Affected Areas in NJ & NYC
CHICAGO, IL – November 14, 2012 – Today, Easter Seals recognizes its partner Con-way Truckload for helping East Coast veterans struggling through the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The long-haul transportation and logistics services company donated its time and resources to deliver first-aid kits, food, toiletries, blankets, shoes, coats and other clothing items.
The shipment fittingly arrived on Veterans Day via a 53-foot Con-way Truckload truck to Easter Seals in New Jersey, where consumers, staff and families are now working to repackage the much needed supplies and then share with area veterans groups from the New Jersey and New York metro area this week.
“Easter Seals is proud to team up with Con-way to quickly provide relief for veterans who needed it most,” said James E. Williams, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Easter Seals. “I’m impressed how Con-way Truckload urgently responded, and it really only took one phone call for them to jump in and make the shipment possible. Working with the carrier proves we can step up to the plate to offer immediate and long-term help, hope and answers to veterans.”
Dedicated to solving humanitarian problems, AllHumanity Group LLC wanted to donate goods for veterans in need, but had no means of transporting them from South Carolina up to Easter Seals in New Jersey. The donation became possible when Con-way stepped in to help, providing seamless, immediate pro bono transportation for the 24 pallets of supplies.
In the midst of disaster, Con-way Truckload’s responsiveness was key in enabling Easter Seals to meet the needs of East Coast veterans and their families with the depth and support they deserve.
“It’s a privilege for Con-way Truckload to help local veterans impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said Saul Gonzalez, president, Con-way Truckload. “The Easter Seals delivery is a great example of a community coming together, and we’re pleased and proud that Con-way Truckload could help make it possible.”
About Easter Seals
Easter Seals has provided direct services to the military community for decades. In 2005, recognizing the new and unmet needs of so many returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, the organization renewed its commitment to military families and veterans by establishing a Military and Veterans Initiative to address serious gaps in service and mobilize its national community-based provider network. Today, Easter Seals serves thousands of military families across its 72 affiliates, 550 nationwide service sites, 24,000 professional staff and 40,000 local volunteers.
Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For more than 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Visit www.easterseals.com.
About Con-way Truckload
Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload is an operating company of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) and a leading provider of expedited, time-definite full-truckload transportation services across North America. Formerly Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), Con-way Truckload today employs over 3,000 drivers with a fleet of more than 2,700 tractors and 8,000 trailers operating throughout the United States as well as internationally in Mexico and Canada. The company provides full-truckload transportation serving the transcontinental shipping needs of commercial and industrial businesses as well as sister company Con-way Freight. For more about Con-way Truckload, visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com/truckload or call (800) 641-4747.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) is a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and global logistics company.
Kemp Goldberg Partners