TQL Tops Hauls For Heroes Record
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley helped Total Quality Logistics get in a Memorial Day mindset, joining TQL President Kerry Byrne to present a check to military charities.
Cranley visited company headquarters May 27 to celebrate the conclusion of TQL’s record-setting eighth annual Hauls For Heroes campaign.
From May 12 to 18, TQL moved more loads than any other week in the company’s almost 19-year history. The 2016 total of 27,029 marked an 11-percent increase from the 2015 Hauls For Heroes campaign.
TQL presented a portion of the proceeds from each of those record loads to the Yellow Ribbon Support Center, Disabled American Veterans and the United Service Organizations.
More than 4,000 TQL employees, customers, carriers and fans of each organization voted online to determine how the donation would be allocated. The results were:
- USO - 18 percent.
- Yellow Ribbon Support Center – 35 percent.
- Disabled American Veterans – 47 percent.
The 2016 campaign pushed TQL’s Hauls For Heroes cumulative donation total to more than $123,000 since its inception in 2009.
Cranley, Byrne and CEO Ken Oaks paused for photos with the gift recipients and several of TQL’s military employees after the ceremony.
“It’s an honor to be here at a company that’s doing so much to grow our regional economy,” Cranley said. “And it’s an honor to be here supporting and recognizing our military men and women. There really is no higher calling than serving your country.”
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