TORONTO, Ont. — NAL Insurance continues to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation through its Trucking for Wishes campaign.
The most recent fundraising efforts took place at Truck World, where NAL Insurance helped raise more than $10,000 for the organization, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.
Trucking for Wishes was founded by Aaron Lindsay, fleet services manager with NAL Insurance. The company has used its presence at industry events to raise money for the organization.
“Our expectations for the event were tempered due to rumblings in the economy. What ended up happening was a flood of support from our partners in the industry, as well as enormous support from the owner/operator and driver community,” Lindsay said following Truck World. “This just reinforces my belief that we work in the best industry on the planet.”
In addition to raising over $10,000, NAL also collected more sponsors for the program, which will enable the company to expand the program as it attends other industry events this summer. Lindsay hinted the group may also roll the program out south of the border as well.
Visitors to NAL Insurance’s booth at Truck World had numerous options for participation. They could purchase t-shirts, enter a 50/50 draw, take part in a silent auction for a set of Michelin tires (donated by Michelin) or contribute $10 to the “money booth” which gave them a shot at winning over $600.
Updates are provided on the Web site: www.truckingforwishes.com. The program will be present at upcoming events including the Stirling Truck Show, the Fergus Truck Show and other industry gatherings.
To host the special Trucking for Wishes trailer at an event, contact Lindsay at 800-265-1657, ext. 3004.
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