Total Quality Logistics Memorial Day Fundraiser Yields Record-Breaking Donation
Cincinnati — Total Quality Logistics presented the Yellow Ribbon Support Center and the Let Us Never Forget Scholarship Fun with a check for $13, 771, the largest amount raised by the company to date from its annual $1 Per Load Memorial Day fundraiser. One dollar from every load that TQL arranged during the week of May 14-May 20 was donated toward this effort.
The $1 Per Load fundraiser started four years ago as a way for the company to honor fallen heroes and support the men and women who serve the country in active military duty. With today’s donation, the company has collected more than $36,000 for these two organizations.
“As you can see by all of the TQL employees with us today who are military veterans or active members of the National Guard and reserves, this is a meaningful way we can honor our own people and all those who serve our country,” said Executive Vice President, Kerry Byrne, during the company’s morning Memorial Day ceremony.
The money raised helps defray the costs of shipping tens of thousands of care packages to servicemen and women serving in harm’s way, and provides college scholarships to graduating seniors who attend the same school as a fallen hero. The Yellow Ribbon Support Center and the Let Us Never Forget Scholarship Fund were founded in 2006 in honor of SSGT Matt Maupin, the first POW/MIA of the Iraqi Freedom war. Maupin’s remains were recovered in Iraq in March 2008.
ABOUT TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS (WWW.TQL.COM)
Total Quality Logistics is a nationally recognized leader in the truckload transportation industry, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company connects consumer product and industrial goods shippers with truck operators who transport their freight to market destinations across North America. The company’s 1,800-member workforce identifies the right trucks for particular freight loads, negotiates rates, and ensures on-time delivery. TQL’s insistence on honest, straightforward communications minimizes missed shipments, delays, and product shortages on store shelves. TQL works with more than 7,000 customers in the U.S. and Canada and more than 50,000 carriers. The company anticipates moving more than 600,000 loads in 2012. TQL is a nationally recognized Top Workplace and is committed to making a positive community impact in all of the cities in which it operates. To learn more, visit www.tql.com.