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The Log Book: Trucking Cares Foundation donates to Ukraine

The logbook is a weekly digest of human interest stories related to the transportation industry. This week: Trucking Cares donates to Ukraine Relief Funds, Bendix supports Pappus House Hospice, and the UPS Foundation celebrates Women’s History Month.

Trucking Cares Foundation donates to Ukraine

The Trucking Cares Foundation (TCF) announced Wednesday that it will donate $42,500 to three different groups to help with humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

Working with the non-profit group GP Transco, known as the Trucking and Logistics Professional for Ukraine, TCA plans to donate its funds to Save the Children, the International Red Cross and the UNICEF.

“The war in Ukraine is a terrible tragedy,” said TCF Chairman Phil Byrd, President and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express. “The trucking industry stands with the people of Ukraine and we are proud to do even a little to alleviate their suffering.

The foundation, which works in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations and the American Transportation Research Institute, was established in 2018 and has focused its attention on driver safety, education, ending human trafficking, workforce development, law enforcement support and humanitarian assistance.

“The Trucking Cares Foundation was established to help mobilize the trucking industry in response to disasters – both natural and man-made – so bringing relief and comfort to Ukrainians suffering as a result of this war is something we are committed to. called upon to do,” said ATA President Harold Sumerford. Jr., CEO of J&M Tank Lines.

Bendix Supports Pappus House Expansion Initiatives

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced Tuesday that it will provide a $25,000 grant over two years to Pappus House Hospice on behalf of Bendix’s wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary, RH Sheppard Co. Inc.

Pappus House, based in York, Pennsylvania – named after the filaments on the flowers of milkweed plants that caterpillars consume when transitioning to monarch butterflies – was founded in 2017 as an alternative form of palliative care, providing residents a warm setting for their end-of-life care. Residents receive their favorite homemade meals and volunteers trained in not only medical but also personal care, allowing family members to fully enjoy time with loved ones without physical, emotional or financial stress.

“When asked about their desires for end-of-life care, most people say they want to die at home. However, many cannot stay home safely due to a lack of support from caregivers, difficulty managing symptoms and limitations in their environment,” said Amy Jansky, executive director of Pappus House. “We wanted to do something different. Around York County, we wanted to be the home where any hospice agency that had a patient in need of a residence could provide another option that would truly feel like home – providing that home care and support to family.

Pappus House currently only has room for three residents at a time. With support from Bendix, RH Sheppard and other contributions, the hospice plans to raise $3 million to purchase a 6,500 square foot home with eight private bedrooms, wider hallways, better laundry facilities, gardens and a spiritual sanctuary.

The new location will also accommodate an additional bedroom for families and will be named after RH Sheppard.

“We are very proud to partner with Pappus House, on behalf of Bendix and RH Sheppard, and to support the growth of the only community-supported end-of-life care home in the region,” said Eric Eldridge, HR Shepard. factory manager. “Pappus House stands alone in its mission, providing individuals and families with 24-hour compassionate care in a family setting designed for situations where family members are unable or unavailable to care for their dying loved ones. We are happy to help this special organization that strives to do even more for the community by making its services available to other individuals and families.

UPS celebrates Women’s History Month throughout March

Multinational logistics company UPS announced a number of events this month, along with a corporate action plan, to celebrate and promote women entrepreneurs and leaders in transportation.

On March 8, the company’s employee-run book club hosted a fireside chat with Minouche Shafik, author and director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and UPS executives, discussing various environmental, sustainability and governance issues within the company.

Two days later, the event was followed by a panel-led career advice roundtable with CEO Carol Tomé and five women on the UPS Board of Directors. The company pointed out that women make up a third of its C-suite and that 46% of its board members are women.

On Tuesday, the company will host a roundtable where management will share personal examples of alliances in the workplace, followed by the first of a roundtable between the UPS Board of Directors and Tomé on the women’s contributions to business.

“UPS is proud to take action that empowers women in the global economy,” said Juan Perez, chief information and engineering officer and executive sponsor of UPS’s Women’s Leadership Development Business Resource Group. “Women are a powerful source of innovation within business and are an important source of job creation and economic growth worldwide.”

The company also said its foundation has committed more than $3.3 million in grants and scholarships to support women in 2021.

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