A freight brokerage firm with a local presence recently expanded a program covering the cost to move products donated by a customer to benefit nonprofit and other organizations around the country.
Total Quality Logistics’ “Moves That Matter” charitable program ensures, at no cost, the delivery of donated critical medical equipment and consumer goods to community efforts assisting with the coronavirus pandemic.
“These are the kinds of loads that remind us what we move can honor, change or even save a life,” Kerry Byrne, president of Total Quality Logistics, said in a statement.
Headquarterd in Cincinnati, TQL is the nation’s second-largest freight brokerage firm. It employs 5,000 overall, including 165 at its location in West Chester Twp.
Since its founding in 2014, TQL’s “Moves that Matter” program, an arm of TQL’s charitable arm “TQL Cares,” has donated the transportation of a variety of shipments including: playground equipment to playgrounds named in honor of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, water for hurricane relief, pet supplies to animal shelters, wreaths for the graves of fallen soldiers.
In 2019 alone, “TQL Cares” donated $2 million to nonprofit and community organizations throughout the United States.
Since the coronavirus outbreak, TQL has delivered surgical masks to a New York City hospital at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic and moved loads of fresh and mixed produce and more than 60,000 bottles of water to the NYC Harvest Foodbank.
It also delivered food to Feeding America and moved 30,000 pounds of miscellaneous foods — mostly produce, and things with expiration dates that needed to find a good home — to the York County, Pennsylvania Food Bank to deliver to rural areas where supplies have become limited.
That load was coordinated by a broker at TQL’s West Chester office.
Those who know of a load that could qualify for TQL’s “Moves That Matter” program may visit www.tql.com/movesthatmatter for more information.
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