The transportation services business of third-party logistics provider (3PL) Exel delivered approximately 31,000, 32-ounce bottles of emergency drinking water from the Miller Brewing Co. to help Hurricane Charley victims in Florida.
Exel's transportation services business provided the transport of two truckloads of water from Miller's Albany, Ga., brewery to those hardest hit in Sarasota and Arcadia, Fla.
"We all want to do our part to help in times of disaster and hardship," says Kim Marotta, director of corporate social responsibility, Miller Brewing Co. "Miller's water donations are always made possible by the shared concern and cooperative efforts of our employees and suppliers. Our hope is that this drinking water helps as people in Sarasota and Arcadia recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Charley."
Exel's transportation services and Miller have provided bottled drinking water on previous occasions as part of their support for emergency relief efforts. The two organizations have been working together for six years.
"One of Exel's major aims in its community involvement program is to use its expertise to tackle issues where logistics can make a difference," says Kelli Saunders, vice president of strategic accounts, Exel's transportation services business. "In working with Miller, we understand our ability to lend a helping hand in the communities we serve. Our thoughts continue to be with those dealing with Hurricane Charley's aftermath."
The American Red Cross will distribute the water to those in need. The project also included donations from Owens-Illinois Glass, who donated glass bottles; NorthStar Print Group, who donated labels; and Inland Paperboard and Packaging, who donated cardboard containers.