NAIT gives $50K to Wreaths Across America, independent drivers sought for initiative

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Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. (Courtesy: WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA)

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine and DALLAS — The national nonprofit Wreaths Across America has accepted a contribution of $50,000 from the National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT) and insurance partner IAT TransGuard, a member of IAT Insurance Group marking the fourth consecutive year that NAIT and its partner have directly contributed to helping WAA move the mission across the country.

The contribution will be used to offset fuel costs for independent truckers wanting to help deliver the live balsam wreaths from Maine to one of WAA’s nearly 1,700 participating cemeteries.

WAA is seeking independent truck drivers interested in hauling loads of wreaths for the December 14 event.

If you are an independent truck driver interested in hauling a load of veterans’ wreaths this December should visit https://trucking.wreathsacrossamerica.org/volunteer or email trucking@wreathsacrossamerica.org to speak with a member of the WAA Transportation Team.

“Wreaths Across America continues to resonate more and more with Americans across the country, and with that support, the program grows and the need for professional drivers and equipment to deliver wreaths increases,” said Don Queeney, WAA director of transportation. “Our reliance on independent truck drivers cannot be understated when talking about the success of National Wreaths Across America Day. With this generous donation from NAIT, professional drivers who might not have had the means to participate, now will be able to join the mission.”

“Fuel assistance is extremely important to me,” said independent driver Justin Schoot. “Every year I donate my time and truck because I believe the Wreaths Across America effort is a worthy cause. Some years are better than others, and the fact that NAIT donates money to help supplement fuel costs allows me as a sole owner operator to honor our fallen troops.”

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission — Remember, Honor, Teach — is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at more than 1,600 veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and overseas.

For more information, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

NAIT was founded in 1981 to support the needs of independent contractor small-business owners in the trucking industry. They are based out of Naperville, IL. .

The National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT) was founded in 1981 to support the needs of independent contractor small-business owners in the trucking industry. It is based in Naperville, Illinois. For more information, visit www.naitusa.com

 

 

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