MIAMI--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that over 250 employees who work in the Company’s Commercial Rental business participated in the global day dedicated to giving back, #GivingTuesday. On Tuesday, November 29th, employees from over 50 Ryder commercial rental locations across the United States and Canada participated by volunteering to support local charities of their choosing. This year, Ryder employees contributed to the global day of giving by volunteering a combined total of more than 1,000 hours across the U.S. and Canada.
“Ryder’s participation in Giving Tuesday was driven by our employees’ desire to give back and make a meaningful difference”
Activities included volunteering at local food banks, making bagged lunches, and conducting toy drives for local community centers. Ryder employees also volunteered at elderly centers and a variety of community outreach facilities in the U.S. and Canada with one common goal, to promote generosity and improve the communities where they work and live.
“Ryder’s participation in Giving Tuesday was driven by our employees’ desire to give back and make a meaningful difference,” said Rich Mohr, Rental Vice President and Global Product Manager, Ryder. “Now in its fifth year, the event has become a central focus during the holidays for many of our rental locations and presents an opportunity to engage our employees in a worldwide philanthropy phenomenon. Each year, our participation has increased by 15 percent and the regions where our employees participate in Giving Tuesday have consistently expanded into new areas within the U.S. and Canada. Seeing the great effort our employees put forth to make this a success each year is a testament to the importance our people place on making their communities ever better.”
After two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday – #GivingTuesday is a day for giving back. In dozens of towns, cities, regions, and states, people embrace this day as an opportunity to raise money for local nonprofits, schools, and arts organizations; run food and clothing drives; teach children about philanthropy; encourage acts of kindness; collaborate with their neighbors; and celebrate generosity. In 2015, nonprofits raised more than $117 million online on #GivingTuesday to help make the world a better place in countless ways. Much more was generated offline and through donations of time and other resources. People participated in #GivingTuesday activities in 71 countries around the globe last year, and this year, participating countries included Australia, Brazil, Kenya, Slovenia, Tanzania, the UK, and more.
Ryder Commercial Rental provides customers with rental trucks on a short-term basis to meet their needs for supplemental capacity. Ryder serves customers at more than 500 convenient rental locations across the U.S. and Canada, staffed with a dedicated team of knowledgeable rental agents, and stocked with an inventory of over 37,000 recent-model vehicles. All rental vehicles are backed by Ryder’s Rental Service Guarantee. To rent a truck, call 1-800-345-9282 or visit reservations.ryder.com.
To view Ryder’s Facebook photo album of all of the activities that the Company’s employees were involved in on #GivingTuesday, visit https://www.facebook.com/RyderSystemInc/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1357299834304187
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. The Company is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom and social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
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