RIVERVIEW, Fla. - March 4, 2014 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - BlueGrace Logistics' annual "Cats vs. Dogs" Competition Pet Food Drive came to a close on Friday, February 28. This year, BlueGrace raised 44 thousand pounds of pet food -- more than twice the amount they collected in 2013!
Through this pet food drive, BlueGrace will literally be saving pets from going to shelters or starving because their owners can't afford to feed them. The donated pet food will not only go to feed the animals that call the Humane Society of Tampa Bay home, but will also go toward their food assistance programs like "Casper's Cupboard" and "Animeals."
"Casper's Cupboard" helps hundreds of families keep their pets when they're going through financial hardship by allowing citizens to come to the shelter Tuesday-Sunday to pick up pet food for their animals at no cost. The "Animeals" program partners with "Meals on Wheels" of Tampa to deliver free pet food once a month to homebound and elderly residents on a fixed income in Hillsborough County.
"What I once thought would just be a nice way to generate a thousand pounds of pet food has now quickly become a massive outpouring of support generating 44 thousand pounds," BlueGrace President and CEO Bobby Harris said. "The BlueGrace team found a way to align many other businesses and people to make a very real impact for animals in need. I couldn't be more blown away, nor more proud."
A number of businesses and organizations donated necessary resources such as pet food, money, transportation services and much more to make this incredible donation possible. BlueGrace would like to thank AAA Cooper, FedEx Freight, Rodney Naughton and Joe Peckham of Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, Plant City Fla., Family Feed, Plant City Fla., Kay Brown of Hi-Tek Rations Inc, Dublin, Ga., Feeding America Tampa Bay, Taiga, Riverview, Fla., Reed TMS Logistics, Del Monte, Health Mut, Tamlin Homes, BluePearl Veterinary Partners and Knights Station Feed Depot.
In 2013, BlueGrace Logistics acquired United States Transportation Consultants (USTC) to create our Baltimore office. This was their first year participating in "Cats vs. Dogs," and they collected 8 thousand pounds of dog food that they donated to the Humane Society of Hartford County. The donation came from VeRus Pet Foods Inc. and Ward Trucking donated the transportation services needed to transport the food and deliver it to the Humane Society in Fallston, MD on March 5.
Founded in 2009, BlueGrace Logistics offers complete, customized transportation management solutions to customers across the United States. Based in Riverview, Fla. with satellite offices in Chicago, Baltimore and Salt Lake City, the franchise is known as a "hyper-growth" company with more than 400 percent growth since inception. BlueGrace Logistics launched its franchise program in early 2011 as part of its strategic growth plan and currently has 42 franchisees in 44 locations across the U.S. The company offers freight services such as Less Than Truckload (LTL), Truckload Services (TL), International and Domestic Air Freight, Ocean Freight, Supply Chain Management, State-of-the-Art Technology; Service Desk Support, and Auditing Services. For more information, visit www.mybluegrace.com.
SOURCE BlueGrace Logistics