Members of Sacramento-based California Trucking Association donated more than $300,000 to various charities throughout the Central Valley and California. More than $62,000 was donated to organizations within the Central Valley.
The donations, given throughout 2017, were bestowed on agencies that address children’s health, public safety, medical assistance and disaster relief.
“The trucking industry values our role in supporting local nonprofits,” said Shown Yadon, CEO of CTA, in a statement. “Our members want to give back to the communities they call home, and their generosity is remarkable. Through their contributions, our regional units have been able to support a wide range of vital programs and causes.”
There are 12 regional units of CTA that are able to address community needs on a local level. The donations were made to the following agencies:
- Truckers Rally for Kids: $71,500 (San Bernardino/Riverside Unit)
- Trucking for Hospice: $40,000 (San Joaquin Unit)
- Make-A-Wish Foundation: $22,000 (Kern Unit)
- CHP’s SOBER Graduation: $12,000 (Central Valley Unit)
- Merced College Foundation: $10,000 (Central Valley Unit)
- Art Thompson Teen Center: $9,500 (San Bernardino/Riverside Unit)