The Larson Group (TLG) announced Friday it will donate $100,000 to nonprofit organization Convoy of Hope to help further Hurricane Florence relief efforts.
In addition to its significant donation, TLG also has kicked off a campaign alongside Convoy of Hope to encourage employee and customer contributions up to an additional $100,000 through Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. The Peterbilt dealership company’s donation to Convoy of Hope is in response to damage and displacement caused by Hurricane Florence, which hit North and South Carolina earlier this month.
TLG operates four locations in North and South Carolina, which employ more than 150 TLG team members.
“Many of our Peterbilt of Raleigh, Nc. employees commute to work from the affected areas, and we are blessed that all made it through the storm safely,” says Randy Kirk, TLG southeast regional vice president. “However, the coastal communities we serve that were devastated by Hurricane Florence need and will continue to need relief. We hope our partnership with Convoy of Hope will help restore them.”
He adds, “We take care of our customers just as much as we do our employees. We want our North and South Carolina customers to be successful, and they cannot be successful without the thriving communities they serve.”
To further promote the donation campaign, TLG says Convoy of Hope has established a web page where friends, customers, and employees of TLG Peterbilt can make secure contributions. The page is accessible at www.convoyofhope.org/tlg. Donors can also make contributions by calling (417) 823 8998 or mailing a check to Convoy of Hope’s Springfield office at PO Box 1125, Springfield, Mo., 65801.
“As a family-owned company, we think it’s vital to give back to our community and support the terrific work our neighbors do. Convoy of Hope was there for our Joplin, Mo., community in 2011, and they have been with our North and South Carolina communities since before the storm hit. We cannot think of a more appropriate organization and cause to support,” says Glenn Larson, president at TLG.