23 market community outreach initiative targets local hunger, housing, critical community services
DENVER – January 16, 2024 – OmniTRAX, a comprehensive supply chain, industrial development, and logistics solutions partner, and the rail affiliate of The Broe Group, has completed its 2023 Good Neighbor Giving Program. The annual community outreach initiative included company contributions to 40 local non-profits in 23 markets, expanding access to critical community services for millions of local neighbors across the OmniTRAX rail network.
“The OmniTRAX Good Neighbor Program embodies our company-wide commitment to the communities we serve,” said OmniTRAX CEO Dean Piacente. “Our work goes beyond serving our customers and our communities. It’s a team commitment to provide hope and support to those in need, while working with our neighbors to build strong communities.”
The annual Good Neighbor contributions culminate the year-long commitment on behalf of OmniTRAX, its affiliate railroads, and corresponding employees to the local communities served throughout the OmniTRAX rail network. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are distributed each year to local non-profits spanning from California to Colorado, Illinois to Ohio, and New Jersey to Florida, with the guidance of our local teams and community leaders. 2023 local community recipients included food banks, fire departments, youth and family services, housing, and women’s advocacy services.
OmniTRAX Good Neighbor Program community donations are further supported by local employee volunteer service from its rail affiliates, including: Alabama & Tennessee River Railway, Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway, Carlton Trail Railway Company, Chicago Rail Link, Cleveland Port Railway, Cleveland & Cuyahoga Railway, Fulton County Railway, Georgia & Florida Railway, Georgia Woodlands Railroad, Great Western Railway of Colorado, Illinois Railway, Kettle Falls International Railway, Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway, Northern Ohio & Western Railway, Panhandle Northern Railroad, Peru Industrial Railroad, Port of Catoosa Industrial Railroad, River Ridge Railroad, Newburgh & South Shore Railroad, Sand Springs Railway Company, Savannah Industrial Transportation, Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad, and Winchester and Western Railway.
Each year, OmniTRAX and its affiliates collaborate with local officials in the communities they serve to identify community needs and the corresponding local non-profits equipped to provide those services. These communities from coast-to-coast are home to OmniTRAX teammates, neighbors, and partners. Through annual contributions of volunteer hours and resources, OmniTRAX Good Neighbor Program strives to model the spirit of being a good civic partner and good neighbor.