The Logbook: FedEx Supports Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum

The logbook is a weekly digest of human interest stories related to the transportation industry. This week: FedEx supports STEM exhibits at the new Amelia Earhart Museum; Love’s donates to St. Christopher Truckers Relief; and One Tree Planted helps celebrate Earth Day.

FedEx supports the new Amelia Earhart Museum

Global shipping company FedEx, joined by Garmin and Lockheed Martin, announced on Friday that the three companies have helped the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum in Atchison, Kansas, move closer to its fundraising goal to complete construction of the new center which will will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs as well as Earhart’s legacy.

With help from FedEx, Garmin and Lockheed Martin, the museum has raised more than $10 million of its $15 million goal.

In partnership with Dimensional Innovation, a Kansas-based experience design firm, the museum will install STEM-related exhibits with storytelling inspired by National Curriculum Standards, Kansas Curriculum Content Standards, and Learning Standards. Missouri.

Amelia Earhart next to the plane. (Photo: Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum)

“We are thrilled to work alongside the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum to help tell the incredible story of Amelia and her impact on aviation. Each experience will immerse museum visitors by illustrating Amelia’s adventurous spirit and showcasing the many generations she has positively influenced,” said Tucker Trotter, CEO of Dimensional Innovations.

The centerpiece of the museum is Muriel, the world’s last Lockheed Electra 10-E, named after Amelia’s youngest sister, Grace Muriel Earhart Morrissey. The Muriel is identical to the plane flown by Earhart on his last flight around the world.

The museum is expected to open in 2023.

“Our vision to celebrate the world-renowned legacy of Amelia Earhart to defy the odds and pursue her dreams comes to life. We are grateful for the generous support we continue to receive as we build this state-of-the-art museum in the hometown of Amelia in Atchison, Kansas – where her dreams began and will continue to inspire future generations to imagine their own possibilities,” said Karen Seaberg, Founder and President of the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum.

Love’s donates $100,000 to the St. Christopher Truckers Fund

Love’s Travel Stops announced that it recently donated $100,000 to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund as the nonprofit organization continues to support driver wellness programs and provide injured drivers or patients with financial support when they are not working.

“We cannot thank Love’s Travel Stops enough for this generous donation. Professional drivers are essential to our daily lives and it is humbling to see their commitment. Even during this national pandemic, they continue to deliver the essential supplies we all need. These men and women are the heroes of the highway at this crucial time, and we are honored to be here to support them when they need us most,” said Shannon Currier, Director of Philanthropy and development for the St. Christopher Relief Fund.

Like St. Christopher Relief Fund, Love’s has focused on the overall health and well-being of its driver clients.

In an interview with FreightWaves last August, Whitman Harson, senior director of category management and deli meats at Love, said the company started cutting and selling fresh fruit daily in 2011 and remains the one of the only motorway companies to do so.

“We prepare fresh salads every day. We have three salads that we serve now and it’s the #1 driving force in our fresh food presentation,” Harson explained.

With this donation, Love’s can now tackle driver health in partnership with St. Christopher, which has helped more than 3,360 drivers with donations of $3.8 million.

A planted tree helps celebrate Earth Month

One Tree Planted, a nonprofit that works with logistics and transportation companies to offset carbon emissions through tree planting, has launched an interactive map that helps volunteers find events in their communities communities to celebrate Earth Month in April.

(Video: A planted tree – YouTube)

The nonprofit has worked with companies such as Phoenix, Arizona-based FreightVana and visibility provider FourKites to provide the industry with a unique opportunity to give back to the Earth.

In its partnership with FreightVana, for every load the company makes, One Tree Planted will plant a tree as part of the logistics company’s global customer preference reforestation program.

“Our company aims to restore ecosystems and support agroforestry projects, prevent soil erosion and plant native species on rivers to regenerate forests and absorb as much carbon as possible,” said Louis Lagoutte. , director of strategic partnerships at One Tree Planted, at FreightWaves.

Want to learn more about One Tree Planted and how to use its programs to incentivize customers, employees and corporate events? Check out the fireside chat with Shannon Breen, Founder and Co-CEO of FreightVana, at FreightWaves’ Net-Zero Carbon Summit on Earth Day, April 22.

Click here to register for the free event today!

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