Rand Logistics launches second annual Marine Miracle Month program
Rand Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of bulk freight shipping services throughout the Great Lakes Region, announced June 15 the launch of its second annual Marine Miracle Month, a program to benefit children’s charities.
As the cornerstone of the 2017 Marine Miracle Month program, Rand will donate $0.05 for every ton of cargo carried by its fleet during the month of August to non-profit organizations with a primary focus on the health and well-being of children. The company will provide its customers the opportunity to select the children’s charity of their choice and will make the donations in each customer’s honor. The donation amount will be based upon the total tons each customer ships during the program month. Rand’s goal is to exceed the total donations raised during the 2016 Marine Miracle Month program.
“Marine Miracle Month creates a vehicle for Rand to give back to our communities and expand the reach of our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, while strengthening partnerships with our valued customers,” said Ed Levy, Rand’s President and CEO. “Last year’s Marine Miracle Month was a great success, and we are pleased to make it an annual event for Rand, our customers and the organizations and children in the communities that it positively impacts.”
“We were overwhelmed by the interest and positive response our customers, employees, suppliers and community partners showed towards the initiative in its inaugural year,” said Aaron Degodny, Rand’s Chief Commercial Officer. “In 2016, more than $125,000 was raised for charities dedicated to the health and well-being of children, with more than 30 customers participating in the program and just as many charities benefiting. We are hoping to expand the program this year and exceed last year’s total contribution.”
Customers will work with their Rand representatives to select a qualifying not-for-profit organization. Selected organizations must hold 501(c)(3) status in the U.S. or be a registered charity in Canada providing services and benefits to children.