GREENVILLE, Tenn.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—In honor of Veterans Day, Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ: FWRD) (the “Company”, “Forward”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) is pleased to announce a $10K donation to Hope For The Warriors on behalf of the company’s nonprofit charitable arm, Operation Forward Freedom (OFF), that supports veteran-related organizations. The donation comes from the percentage of sales from the company store, forwardcompanystore.com, and a match from Forward. The donated funds will be used to make life-changing improvements for veterans and help to restore their independence by providing adaptive driving equipment and rehabilitation for those who have lost the ability to drive.
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“Forward is committed to America’s servicemen and women, who continue to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” says Tom Schmitt, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Forward Air. “As an organization, we show our gratitude to those who served and are currently serving, by joining with other veteran supporting organizations, like Hope For The Warriors, to provide opportunities and programming for military families. It is our honor to give back to our nation’s veterans with this donation.”
For more than 15 years, Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit, has continued to provide a full cycle of care through many programs to restore self, family, and hope to post- 9/11 service members, veterans, military families, caregivers, and families of the fallen across the country. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 36,000 service members, veterans, and military families through a comprehensive approach to well- being focusing on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition.
Through OFF, Forward has established ongoing partnerships with organizations like Hope For The Warriors which allows the company to make an impact on those who have served the nation, including the many Forward employees who are veterans.
“With such a large number of veteran employees, Forward truly understands the need and tools for a successful transition for veterans entering the civilian workforce,” said Robin Kelleher co-founder and CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “Support from military friendly companies like Forward is crucial in continuing to serve military families across the country through Hope For The Warriors’ programs."
To learn more about Hope For The Warriors and learn how you can get involved, visit hopeforthewarriors.org.
About Hope For The Warriors
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members, and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 36,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded over 170 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
About Operation Forward Freedom
Operation Forward Freedom (OFF) is Forward Air’s nonprofit charitable foundation that displays its ongoing commitment to veteran-related causes. Through OFF, Forward has secured partnerships that allow the company to make a clear impact on veterans’ lives. For 10% of every purchase made on OFF’s online shop, Forward is able to allocate these funds towards life-changing improvements for wounded veterans. OFF’s overall goal is to help restore veterans’ independence by providing adaptive driving equipment and rehabilitation for those who have lost the ability to drive. For more information, visit https://support.hopeforthewarriors.org/event/drive-for-hope-golf-tournament/e258966
About Forward Air Corporation
Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ: FWRD) is a leading asset-light freight and logistics company that provides services across the United States and Canada. We provide expedited less-than-truckload (“LTL”) services, including local pick-up and delivery, shipment consolidation/deconsolidation, warehousing, and customs brokerage by utilizing a comprehensive national network of terminals. In addition, we offer final mile services, including delivery of heavy-bulky freight, truckload brokerage services, including dedicated fleet services; and intermodal, first-and last-mile, high-value drayage services, both to and from seaports and railheads, dedicated contract, and Container Freight Station warehouse and handling services. We are more than a transportation company. As a single resource for your shipping needs, Forward is your supply chain partner. For more information, visit our website at www.forwardaircorp.com.
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