Pegasus TransTech shares ‘pay it forward’ efforts

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Pegasus TransTech announced it has chosen seven causes in the transportation industry and local community for the company and its employees’ Pay it Forward efforts this holiday season.

Thankful for the service of the U.S. armed forces, Pegasus TransTech chose to donate to Wreaths Across America, an initiative from the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). On Dec. 14, 2013, thousands of wreaths will be delivered by the truckload from volunteering trucking companies and placed on the graves of veterans, including those at Arlington National Cemetery.

To foster growth and improve image in the transportation industry, Pegasus TransTech and members of ACT 1 have supported and made monetary contributions to the Trucking Moves America Campaign. The goal is to communicate a positive image to those outside of the trucking industry by educating the public, media and government on trucking and to encourage the younger generation to explore employment opportunities in the transportation industry.

In addition to supporting the industry they work in, Pegasus TransTech and its employees take the initiative to support the community in which they live.  Every Thanksgiving, employees have a Hope is Here –Metropolitan Ministries, food drive in their corporate office. As much as 200lbs of food, along with cash donations have been collected to help poor and homeless families in the area.

In the spirit of Christmas giving, Pegasus will also be participating in the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program and will adopt a dozen “paper angels”. The angels will be hung on the company Christmas tree and employees will shop and fill the holiday wish lists of local children. Later in December, employees will be doing a group volunteer day at the Toys for Tots  warehouse and will help sort, package and wrap donated gifts.

Annually the company participates in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Light the Night Walk each November, and also makes dinner regularly for families staying at the local Ronald McDonald House.

The idea of paying it forward touches a chord with many people including Pegasus TransTech’s President  & CEO, Frank Adelman. “It’s a major win-win scenario. Supporting these great causes gives us the opportunity to encourage volunteerism and teamwork amongst our employees, while helping our industry and the community we work and live in” Adelman said.