USFreightways Corp. said that its campaign to raise funds to assist with relief efforts in New York and Washington and provide scholarships for children of deceased members of the Armed Forces has surpassed $830,000.
USFreightways is matching every dollar donated to the campaign by an employee with a dollar of its own, up to a maximum company contribution of $500,000.
"Our employees responded immediately with their hearts and their checkbooks,” said Samuel K. Skinner, USFreightway’s president & CEO.
Skinner said USFreightways has checks totaling $116,990.58 with $42,475.47 allocated for the American Red Cross and $74,515.11 allocated for the 911 Armed Forces Scholarship Fund. Additional funds of $176,726.22 have been pledged through payroll deduction plans.
Even before the corporate relief effort was planned, Skinner said employees of USF Red Star donated $93,492.34 to the American Red Cross and bought and delivered supplies to workers at Ground Zero that totaled an additional $28,000, bringing the USFreightways employee contributions to $415,209.14.