Buckhorn Inc. recently donated more than 1,800 plastic totes and pallets to community outreach programs in Northwest Alabama and Joplin, Missouri in the wake of the tornadoes that devastated those regions. First, Buckhorn joined forces with TNT Fireworks, based in Florence, Alabama, to donate more than 500 attached lid totes to the local Salvation Army. The totes are primarily being used to help sort goods like non-perishable food items or household products. Eventually, the containers will make kits filled with food and hygiene supplies, which will then be distributed to families in Phil Campbell and Hackleburg afflicted by an EF5 tornado.
Shortly after the tornadoes in Alabama, Buckhorn’s largest plant, located in Springfield, Missouri, just a little over 70 miles east of Joplin, donated approximately 100 plastic pallets to Ozarks Technical Community College to help transport goods donated by local residents. Additionally, Buckhorn contributed more than 1,200 straight wall containers to the non-profit organization, Convoy of Hope. Convoy of Hope, also based out of Springfield, Missouri, was founded in 1994 and has served more than 43 million people throughout the world through international children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. They are currently making four trips daily to help families in Joplin.