Easter Seals Applauds Con-way Truckload for Delivering Hope to Veterans in Need
ChicagoIL… Easter Seals recognized 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 Easter Seals participants, 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 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.”