Make A Difference Day is the nation’s largest day of community service. For over 20 years, the country has rallied together on this day to improve and impact the communities in which we live. The common goal – improve the lives of others. In honor of the 24th year of Make A Difference Day that will take place Saturday October 24th, we wanted to take a look back on the places our hauler has traveled that has made a difference in the lives of communities around the country.
The world may have lost Anna Reno at the tender age of 8, but her life will forever be remembered. Anna lived her life with Cystic Fibrosis in Hillsboro, Ohio. Before and after her death a team of volunteers, family members and friends worked hard to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Anna’s Army Day is the biggest fundraising event of the year, with funds raised going to the Boomer Esiason Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis. In 2013, it included our NASCAR race car and hauler.
Interested in donating to the cause? Head over to the Anna’s Army website for more information.
Red Cross Heroes Breakfast
The Lima Company Memorial is special to us, that’s why on March 18, 2015 when they were honored at the ninth annual Red Cross Heroes Awards Breakfast – we were excited! Cpl. Mike Strahle, director of the Lima Company Memorial gave a speech to those in attendance and also gave R+L employees and attendees a VIP exhibition of the Eyes of Freedom paintings. Also honored and in attendance was SSG Matt Maupin’s father, Keith Maupin. His son Matt was killed as a Prisoner of War in Iraq. The annual breakfast has steadily grown since the first event took place nine years ago. This year, the event raised approximately $25,000 with more than 650 people in attendance.
Donations help fund The Eyes of Freedom. Visit their website to get more details.
Wisconsin Special Olympics
On September 19, truckers and law enforcement officers joined together to raise more than $137,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin at the 11th Annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy. R+L Carriers was honored to participate in this incredible event for the 7th year. R+L drivers Paul and Scott joined the convoy ridin’ in style with our Bose Rides Truck and Lima Company Memorial Hauler. In 2014, our Lima Company Hauler won “Best in Show. ” The convoy featured a record 197 trucks representing 90 companies and the event raised a record $137,000 for the athletes that participate in Special Olympics Wisconsin.
There are plenty of ways to give to the Wisconsin Special Olympics. Donate by visiting the Wisconsin Special Olympic website.
Make a Difference Day 2015
If you are interested in participating in Make A Difference Day 2015, there are multiple ways to get involved. Head over to the official Make a Difference Day website. Here, you’ll be able to search for volunteer projects near your location. You can also start a project with a group of people in your community. No matter what you do today, get out there and Make a difference!