2020 was a year full of uncertainty and unprecedented times but the Allen Lund Company continued with good deeds and acts of kindness for its fifth year. ALC’s nationwide offices, support departments, and corporate completed 60 acts of kindness for the year all while still being precautious and safe during the pandemic.
Executive Vice President, David Lund commented, “I speak for the entire executive team when I say, thank you to all of our employees for their involvement with our acts of kindness. We are so proud of what our employees have accomplished and how they have given back to their local communities in so many different ways. All it took was some encouragement from my late father that enabled our acts of kindness program to grow. His vision of encouraging people to do good things for others was simple because he was able to lead by example. I think that inspired our managers to share this vision with their departments and offices and that is why we have such great involvement. It’s not about the money but the time and dedication to helping others and our employees come through every year.”
Some of the project’s offices were involved in included:
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Charities
Headquarters – Los Angeles“I am amazed that 16 years have gone by and that even in the midst of a pandemic, Allen Lund Company working with Navidad en el Barrio were able to secure enough products and produce to provide two full bags of items for a healthy Christmas dinner,” stated Nora Trueblood, MarCom Director for ALC.p>
TeamBondingHeadquarters – San Diego
The TeamBonding experience at the 2020 Manager’s Meeting was for Father Joe’s Villages which has been a trusted name in San Diego for decades ~ their mission is to prevent and end homelessness, one life at a time, and their values of compassion, respect, empathy, empowerment, and dignity are the foundation of their work.
Mission for Area PeopleGrand Rapids
The Grand Rapids office participated in the Feet & Seat Giveaway Mission for Area People which is a faith-based organization providing Muskegon County residents with resources to meet basic needs, promote self-sufficiency, and improve quality of life.
Huntington Hospital Blood Drive
Headquarters – La Cañada Flintridge
Since 2012, ALC has been partnering with Huntington Hospital and on March 17th Corporate hosted another Blood Drive with 19 employees donating blood which is a total of 48 lives that we helped save.
FeedMore – Richmond
The Richmond office volunteered at FeedMore who collects, prepares, and distributes food to neighbors who struggle with hunger through its programs and network of agencies. The volunteers sorted bulk food donations (primarily obtained from a major Boy Scout food drive) and then boxed care packages.
Additional regional acts of kindness from our 60 endeavors…
· Wreaths Across America – Corporate, Boston, Phoenix, Portland
· Navidad en el Barrio – Corporate
· American Veterans – ALC Logistics
· Orchard Place – Moonlight Classic Bike Ride – Des Moines
· Northridge Hospital Medical Center – Los Angeles
· Spay Me! Clinic – Madison
· Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Orlando
The Allen Lund Company is so grateful for our employees for their selfless acts of compassion and being able to give their time and efforts to support each other and their communities during these unsettling times.
About Allen Lund Company:
Specializing as a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 525 employees, the Allen Lund Company works with shippers and carriers across the nation to arrange dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight; additionally, the Allen Lund Company has a logistics and software division, ALC Logistics, and an International Division licensed by the FMC as an OTI-NVOCC #019872NF. If you are interested in joining the Allen Lund Company team, please click here.
Established in 1976, the Allen Lund Company was recognized by Food Logistics magazine as a 2019 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Provider for TransKool Solutions, Logistics Tech Outlook for our software division ALC Logistics as a 2018 Top 10 Freight Management Solution Providers, 2018 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers, 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top 100, 2017 Food Logistics 100+ Top Software and Tech Provider, a 2016 Top IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, 2015 Coca-Cola Challenger Carrier of the Year, 2015 Top Private Company in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal, 2015 Top 100+ Software and Technology Providers, 2015 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics, a 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner, and was placed in Transport Topics’ “2014 Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms.” The company manages over 365,000 loads annually, and received the 2013 “Best in Cargo Security Award.” In 2011, the company received the TIA 3PL Samaritan Award, and NASTC (National Association of Small Trucking Companies) named Allen Lund Company the 2010 Best Broker of the Year. More information is available at allenlund.com