Keller Logistics Group Community Service
Keller Logistics Group is committed to serving the communities where we live and work. Whether it’s using our space or equipment to serve or by our employee involvement in local charities, Keller Logistics Group strives to be a community leader in our efforts to give back in any way we can by participating in national and local community service organizations.
We’re always open to new sponsorship opportunities, if you’d like us to consider your organization, please complete the sponsorship request form below. We do require a W-9 form for all financial donations, so please be prepared to supply one when requested.
Wreaths Across America
In 2015 Keller Trucking began participating in Wreaths Across America by donating resources (truck, fuel, and a driver) to be one of thousands of companies that help deliver the wreaths from Maine to the many cemeteries across the nation. The wreaths are then placed on the graves of veterans during the annual event held in mid-December.
Wreaths Across America began in 1992 when Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company in Hartington, Maine had extra wreaths towards the end of the holiday season. Having special memories of his visits to Arlington with his father, he received special permission to lay the red bow wreaths at the graves of fallen soldiers in an older section of the cemetery. Morrill and volunteers did this privately until 2005 when the image of the cemetery with wreaths on their graves went viral, receiving national recognition and that was the beginning of the non-profit organization “Wreaths Across America” (WAA).
WAA’s mission is “Remember, Honor, Teach”, and is carried out each year with the coordination of a wreath-laying ceremony in December at Arlington as well as more than 1200 veterans’ cemeteries across the U.S. – including Riverside Cemetery in Defiance, Ohio, where we are headquartered.
If you would like to honor a fallen military veteran by sponsoring a memorial wreath, visit the Wreaths Across America website and they will be delivered to the you or the cemetery where the veteran is buried.
Operation K.A.V.I.C. (Keller | Assists | Veterans | In | Crisis) was created by Keller Logistics Group in 2015 as a way to prevent local veterans and their families from enduring a financial crisis by providing assistance in the gaps of their veteran benefits.
Every year we host a free appreciation event for veterans and their families where we ask local businesses and business partners to provide sponsorships. 100% of the funds raised through our fundraising efforts go to active duty, veterans, reservists, and national guard members that live in Defiance County.
Since our first fundraiser in November of 2020, we’ve raised over $330,000. As of November 30th, 2020, $209,610 has been given to veterans to help cover rent, utilities, medical bills, car repairs and more.
Visit the Operation K.A.V.I.C page to learn more.
Autism Awareness “Charity Truck”
We overwhelmingly voted Autism awareness as the “Charity Truck” cause for 2020, so Hayden Doehrmann designed a wrap for a brand-new Volvo VNL760 with the nationally recognized symbols created by the Autism Society of America.
While traveling across the country, a percentage of this truck’s revenue will be donated to initiatives related to Autism awareness and youth development within the Defiance community. The first community project involves raising funds to build a fence around the city’s splash pad, a fundamental safety priority for families and care takers of children with autism.
Mental Health “Charity Truck”
After asking employees what initiative means the most to them for the topic of the second charity truck, the decision was made to portray both Mental Health and Suicide Awareness.
The overall design features a two-sided ocean storm and beach landscape signifying that there’s no storm that can’t be weathered with help; and that like life, what you see and feel will depend on your perspective. The truck’s first order of business is in support of One Step At A Time. Keller Trucking will be the title sponsor of the local organization’s annual 5k walk designed to promote mental well-being and raise suicide awareness. The truck will also make appearances at events such as these in Defiance, Ohio, and surrounding communities.
Defiance Chapter of Zonta International
Keller Trucking was also approached by the Defiance chapter of Zonta International about wrapping a trailer to create a highly visible display for the organization’s campaign to end violence against women. We designed the trailer wrap to focus on the National Human Trafficking Hotline. This concept will keep Zonta’s message circulating across the nation, even throughout areas where the organization isn’t present.
Touch a Truck at the Defiance Hot Air Balloon Festival
The Defiance County Balloon Festival is one of the largest fundraisers for Defiance County United Way. We are happy to help support the United Way by annually sponsoring the Touch-A-Truck portion of the event where visitors can get up close to various vehicles like a fire truck, school bus, cement mixer, ambulance, and more! Our two charity trucks will be on display to check out as well as our trailer specifically wrapped to promote Defiance, Ohio. So climb in and take a look around!
We’re always interested in being actively involved in the communities in which we live and work.
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