|Posted on 6/3/2008 2:29:29 PM|
Author: Andrew Lynn
The third local business recognized with a 2008 Good Corporate Citizen Award is Towne Air Freight. Towne Air Freight was nominated by Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County.
The story of Towne Air Freight's partnership with Habitat for Humanity includes some incredible accounts of selfless giving. In 2007, Towne Air Freight elected to give up their annaul Christmas party in order to fully fund a Habitat home that would be built entirely by Towne employees and spouses. The "Towne House" gave a family in the Near West Neighborhood an opportunity for home ownership that would have not happened otherwise. The generosity goes back further: in 2006 the local Habitat for Humanity sent a team down to Texas to build a house. Aided by Towne Air Freight, Habitat was able to assemble the walls for the house in South Bend and then transport them down to Texas.
Tamara McGill of Habitat calls the leadership and values of Towne Air Freight "an inspiration to our organization and to the entire community." Particularly their decision to choose a service project over a Christmas party is an exemplary practice of a business responding to community needs. Make a Difference Michiana congratulates Towne Air Freight on their well-deserved 2008 Good Corporate Citizen Award.
Non-Profits will have the opportunity to submit 2009 Good Corporate Citizen Nominees in late March/April of 2009.