Landstar, students pitch in for tornado relief

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Landstar System announced that it is teaming up with Episcopal High School of Jacksonville, Fla., in support of a relief drive for victims of the tornados that ripped through the South in April. The relief drive is being spearheaded by two Episcopal High School graduates, Katie Griscom and Lizzie Danner, both of whom are currently students at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and witnessed the devastation firsthand.

Episcopal High and Landstar employees have offered their support by collecting relief supplies to aid those affected by the storm. Landstar Ranger, a subsidiary of Landstar System, is donating the use of one of its trailers along with the cost of the transportation services to deliver the relief supplies to Temporary Emergency Services in Alabama.

Henry Gerkens, Landstar chairman, president and chief executive officer, expressed his appreciation for the determination of Griscom and Danner to assist those in need and the support of the Jacksonville community. “We’re proud to be a part of this relief effort and even more pleased to be in a position to donate our services,” Gerkens says.