Allen Lund Co. in La Cañada Flintridge, California, in 2018 completed its third year of staff at its nationwide offices performing acts of service. Starting in 2016 in conjunction with ALC’s 40th year in business, the company in 2018 completed more than 70 acts of kindness and had $250,000 in charitable giving.
“My parents taught me that it’s great to be able to give money, but even better to get involved. If you have something you can share or help an organization, then give your time and energy,” said President Eddie Lund. “In my dad’s last address to company management, he wanted to make sure the acts of kindness continue. He felt it should be a cornerstone of the company, and that Allen Lund Co. is known for giving back to their communities.”
Every ALC office is encouraged to take time to complete an act of kindness of their choice. The variety of activities included raising funds, donating time and services, donating food/care packets, race challenges and honoring veterans.
Offices across the country participated in projects including Soles4Souls, Circle V Ranch Camp, Children’s Miracle Network, Toys for Tots, Military Heroes, Central Florida Police K9 Competition, Navidad en el Barrio, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Mission Haiti and The Michael Hoefflin Foundation.
Some regional organizations that were supported include Therapeutic Riding Institute (Cincinnati), Homeward Bound (Phoenix), Isabella Santos Foundation (Charlotte), United Way Day of Caring (Rochester), Adopt a Highway (Madison), Eleanor’s Elves (Portland) and Kid’s Food Basket (Grand Rapids).
ALC is a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and more than 500 employees working with shippers and carriers across the nation to arrange for dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce) and flatbed freight. Additionally, ALC has a logistics and software division, ALC Logistics, as well as an international division.