The trucking community is once again stepping up to help the people of Ukraine trapped by the Russian invasion and those who have fled and are no refugees.
The Trucking Cares Foundation Wednesday, Match 15, announced it was donating more than $40,000 to three organizations involved in Ukrainian humanitarian relief efforts.
“The war unfolding in Ukraine is a terrible tragedy,” said TCF Chairman Phil Byrd, president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express. “The trucking industry stands with the Ukrainian people and we’re proud to do even a little bit to ease their suffering.”
The Trucking Cares Foundation board approved donations totaling $42,500 to three organizations involved in relief efforts in Ukraine and its neighbors: Save the Children, the International Red Cross and the United Nations Children's Fund.
These organizations have been recommended by the group Trucking & Logistics Professionals for Ukraine, which has launched a fundraising and awareness campaign in response to the crisis. This effort was organized by GP Transco, a Chicago area carrier.
“The Trucking Cares Foundation was established to help mobilize the trucking industry in response to disasters – natural and manmade – so providing relief and comfort to Ukrainians suffering as a result of this war is something we are called to do,” said American Trucking Associations Chairman Harold Sumerford Jr., CEO of J&M Tank Lines and the newest member of the TCF Founders Club.
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