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Thursday, 22 December 2016 ( #801 )
STILL hands over a truck to Children in Need
STILL hands over a truck to Children in Need
STILL helps medical charity Hamburg, Germany STILL's Dortmund branch has donated a truck to ARCHEMED - Doctors for Children in Need. This non-profit association provides medical humanitarian assistance for sick children and expectant mothers in Eritrea, one of the world's poorest countries. The association operates a warehouse in Möhnesee, Germany, in which all the medical care equipment and materials are stored and kept ready for use. ARCHEMED urgently needed a pedestrian high-lift pallet truck for this work, because the existing machine was no longer usable due to its age and condition. Dr. Peter Schwidtal, the founder of ARCHEMED, approached STILL to find a new logistics solution for the warehouse. After analysing the requirements and making an on-site visit, it was immediately clear to STILL that it should donate a pedestrian-operated high-lift pallet truck to assist the association in its difficult but very necessary work. ARCHEMED's success is based on pro bono work by many voluntary helpers from Germany and other neighbouring countries - including doctors, nurses and craftspeople - who are deployed several times a year in Eritrea, where the association now supports 24 projects. ARCHEMED is financed by private donations, grants from foundations and subsidies from the German Ministry of Development. Raymond supports 140 organisations Greene, NY, United States In 2016, The Raymond Corporation contributed to over 140 nonprofit and educational organisations, concentrating its efforts on supporting the advancement of future technologies through education. Raymond and its employees continuously support a number of nonprofit organisations with their time, monetary donations and participation in fundraising events. These include the American Cancer Society, which has benefited from Raymond support for a number of events including the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in October 2016. Raymond and its network of sales and service centres continuously provide donations, forklifts or services to areas affected by natural disasters. In June, Malin, an authorised sales and service centre, partnered with Raymond to donate USD5,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in relief after flooding hit the Texas area earlier that month. In October, Raymond Handling Consultants Corp partnered with Raymond to donate a hand pallet truck to the Salvation Army in Haiti to assist with relief from Hurricane Matthew. In addition to nonprofit community support, Raymond aids the advancement of technologies by supporting education and programs that revolutionise the future. Through financial contributions, facility tours, mentoring, and other programs, Raymond continually collaborates with high schools, trade schools, colleges and universities. "Every year, it continues to be important for Raymond to give back, both locally around Greene, New York, and in those communities surrounding our sales and service centres," says Steve VanNostrand, executive vice president of human resources at Raymond. "Through our work with nonprofits, we can help support causes that align with our own values and help provide relief to those affected by natural disasters. Raymond, too, is dedicated to the organisations and events that really make an impact on students and ready them to be the future workforce."

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