Con-way Freight Ships Packages to Reservists in Iraq

June 18, 2007

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Some 17 National Guard reservists serving in the nation's military had their day brightened recently with the arrival of "care packages" from their co-workers at Con-way Freight.
The company's employees recently completed their sixth Con-way Cares drive,
collecting donated goods from employees throughout the company, as well as customers and suppliers, which were then packed and shipped to their fellow employee/soldiers. The packages went to 10 soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and seven deployed stateside.
The Con-way organization started the Con-way Cares initiative two years ago as a support program for co-workers deployed overseas. Over the past two weeks, Con-way employees prepared and shipped out 156 care packages totaling 4,302 pounds of donated items - marking the company's sixth and largest shipment to date. Items collected include everything from clothing to magazines, books, hard candies, bottled water, shampoo, soap, other snacks and foodstuffs - even flea collars (which the soldiers wrap around their boots to keep sand fleas at bay).
Similar efforts are under way at other Con-way Freight locations nationwide.
Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight offers LTL freight delivery across North America, as well as delivery in the United States for international less-than-container (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia.
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