Total Quality Logistics, Cincinnati, gave back to its community by donating $1 to a military organization for each load it transported during Memorial Day week.
Altogether, that meant a total of $7,854 went to the Yellow Ribbon Support Center, a group that awards a âLet us Never Forgetâ scholarship to a high school or college student on behalf of a deceased soldierâs family, according to a news release. The organization was started by the father of Matt Maupin, the first POW/MIA in Iraq.
TQL became involved with the group in 2008 by letting those attending Maupinâs funeral use their parking lot. Last year, the company wanted to celebrate Memorial Day in a personal way, said Kerry Byrne, executive vice president.
âWe couldnât think of a better way to do this than by using our daily work to further the support our employees were already giving to this local organization,â Byrne said. âOne of our clients actually offered to add a personal donation of $10 for each load his company moved during the campaign timeframe. Because of his generosity, TQL chose to match this donation above and beyond our initial commitment of $1.â
The company also works with other organizations, including the Ronald McDonald House, American Heart Association, and March of Dimes, through a community service committee. This group has donated 200 hours and $18,600 in employee time and money, not including corporate contributions, so far this year.