ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Cooper, a leader in North American finished-vehicle logistics, recently hosted a day-long volunteer event for its employees and company partners raising over $20,000 dollars for seven charities throughout the metro-Atlanta area. Over 150 volunteers from eight local companies including Jack Cooper, Wells Fargo, Barclays, JP Morgan, IDR, the Atlanta Hawks, King & Spalding and Ogletree Deakins participated in the June 27 event, contributing over 300 hours in volunteer time.
The day of service benefited seven local charities that were chosen based on their dedication to the well-being and education of local children, including Goodwill Industries, the Ronald McDonald House, the Flowering Branch Children's Home and Project Night Night. The event also involved coordination with MUST Ministries' "Summer Lunch" program and the Atlanta Food Bank's "Kids in Need" program, which serves teachers in low income areas.
"Responsibility is a core value at Jack Cooper and it governs how we approach and engage our employees, our clients and our community," said Sarah Amico, Executive Chairman, Jack Cooper Board of Directors. "We are proud to support our local community through our second annual Volunteer Day and to work hand in hand with our partner organizations to ensure that children in our community have the tools they need to reach their full potential regardless of socioeconomic status."
The 2015 Volunteer Day helped to serve 50 families at the Ronald McDonald House, 100 children from Project Night Night and 1,000 children from MUST Ministries in addition to moving 4,800 pounds of goods for the Atlanta Food Bank. Together with its community partners, Jack Cooper noted a high volunteer turnout with attendance up 50 percent from last year's event. All proceeds will directly benefit local children and families to support educational initiatives and fight childhood hunger and homelessness.
About Jack Cooper
Jack Cooper is a multi-generational, family-controlled automotive transportation and logistics company that serves OEMs, remarketers, fleets, auctions and dealers throughout North America. Over the last seven years, Jack Cooper has increased in size from 100 to more than 4,000 employees. Annually, Jack Cooper processes over 4 million vehicles offering a full spectrum of services within the finished-vehicle and remarketed-vehicle markets, including Land Transportation, Ocean Transportation, Rail & Yard Management, Vehicle Inspections, Claims Management, and Title Services. For more information, visit www.jackcooper.com.
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