Buffalo, N.Y., January 28, 2016 – ROAR Logistics has joined ‘Operation H2O,’ a mission organized by Buffalo’s True Bethel Church to send clean water to residents of Flint, Michigan.
“When I heard that the congregation at True Bethel Church was planning to drive the water donation down to Michigan themselves, I knew that ROAR Logistics and our trucking partners could step-in and help with the transportation portion of this operation,” said Robert Rich III, President, ROAR Logistics, Inc. “Transportation is our business and we’re going to provide the truck, the man-power and expertise necessary to safely load and transport the clean water bound for Michigan.”
ROAR, a leading third-party logistics provider and global freight forwarder, is working with George Campbell Trucking to coordinate and defer the costs of the trip to Michigan. Rich urges Western New Yorkers to come together to help Michigan residents. Every bottle of water donated will make a difference for this community in crisis.
“Right now we’ve arranged for one truck to make the trip to Michigan, but we’re committed to taking as much water as this community can gather,” said Rich. “As long as the water shows up, we’ll make sure it gets there, even if that means getting more trucks.”
The first truck arrived at True Bethel on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Donations will be accepted at True Bethel’s main church location at 907 East Ferry Street, and at its 472 Swan St. location through Thursday, Jan. 28. Rich says the ROAR Logistics team will ensure that the water supply is carefully loaded onto the 53’ truck, which can hold approximately 2,500 cases of water, or up to 44,000 pounds of water.
ROAR Logistics is a subsidiary of the Buffalo-based global food manufacturer, Rich Products Corporation.
“The concept of ‘Bettering Our Communities’ has been a long-standing value at both Rich’s and ROAR Logistics,” said Rich. “What we’re doing here goes way beyond company values. We know that there are thousands of families just a few hours away from us that are in desperate need of clean water and we can do something about that. We cannot overlook this opportunity to help.”
About ROAR Logistics:
Founded in 2003, Buffalo, N.Y.-based ROAR Logistics is a leading global third-party logistics provider, freight forwarder, non-vessel-operating common carrier (NVOCC), and customs broker. ROAR has five offices nationwide and representation in over 76 countries. True to its name, ROAR delivers Rail, Ocean, Air, and Road (truck) transportation and logistics solutions to a diverse clientele. Through its unwavering commitment to world-class customer service, ROAR has raised the bar for other transportation service providers and captured widespread recognition within the industry.
Founded by Bob Rich III as a subsidiary of Rich Products Corporation, also headquartered in Buffalo, ROAR has grown consistently, adding operations in Atlanta, Ga., Pekin, Ill., Phoenix, Az., and Murrieta, Calif. ROAR began with three full-time associates and now has more than 60 associates nationwide.
About George Campbell & Sons:
George Campbell & Sons is a Michigan-based company that is family-owned by Greg Causley with headquarters in Saginaw, Michigan. The company’s core business is in Michigan and New York. The Causley business philosophy is to be a company that is involved with the community welfare and wellbeing. The Causley family provides support to various charities in the Saginaw/Flint, MI. area. Their motto is simple: take care of people first and then the business will follow.
CONTACT: Bob Rich III