October 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, FL - BlueGrace Logistics’ annual “Cats vs. Dogs” Pet Food Drive Competition benefiting the Humane Society of Tampa Bay came to a close on Friday, October 9th and another record was broken. BlueGrace collected 52,000 pounds of pet food – 8,000 pounds more than last years total of 44,000 pounds. The amount of food donated will be enough to care for the animals for up to a year. Since the contest’s inception in 2010, BlueGrace has donated over 130,000 pounds of pet food to Humane Society Tampa Bay. This year, Team Cats took the contest victory for the third year in a row!
Each year, BlueGrace Logistics female (cats) and male (dogs) employees compete against each other to collect the most pet food in pounds. The food is then donated to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay to care for the animals in the no-kill shelter. The food not only feeds the animals that call the shelter home, but is also used for their food assistance program “Animeals.” 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.
BlueGrace & The Humane Society of Tampa Bay were featured on ABC Action News’ The Now Tampa Bay which featured live coverage of an initial 35,000 pound delivery of pet food and a ride-along to an Animeals delivery. BlueGrace was also honored as a Hometown Hero on Fox13 News’ Good Day Tampa Bay.
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 Southeastern Freight Lines, YRC Worldwide, Feeding America Tampa Bay, Sam’s Club of Brandon, Costco- Brandon Warehouse, Southside Feed Store of Plant City, MST HR Solutions, Shingle Masters Roofing & Construction, Gulf Coast Custom Cable, Crossroads Ace Hardware Feed & Pet Supply, Seaboard Cold Storage of Tampa, BlueGrace ORD, BlueGrace Plymouth, & BlueGrace Tampa East/ ReedTMS Logistics.
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. BlueGrace is known as the fastest-growing logistics company in the nation, with more than 7,000% revenue “hyper-growth” since inception. BlueGrace Logistics launched its franchise program in early 2011 as part of its strategic growth plan and currently has 57 franchisees 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. Fore more information, visit www.mybluegrace.com.
SOURCE BlueGrace Logistics