TransLand Inc. is literally going green to support Springfield-based nonprofit Care to Learn.
The transportation company painted one of its Mack Anthem trucks green and adorned it with Care to Learn branding to add a second community fundraising vehicle. TransLand in 2012 painted a truck pink for its Miles for Hope campaign, and has since donated more than $38,000 to cancer awareness organizations, including Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, according to a news release.
Through the newest campaign, the truck driven by Molly Shultz will generate a 5-cent donation per mile for Care to Learn’s school-based health, hunger and hygiene mission.
“This support will allow us to provide more basic needs for students. One in five children live in poverty in Missouri,” Care to Learn Executive Director Linda Ramey-Greiwe said in the release. “It is wonderful to have a local business partner like TransLand see that need and work with us to address it.”
Officials were scheduled to cut the ribbon on the new community fundraising truck this morning at TransLand’s Strafford terminal.
Mercy Springfield Communities is replacing its Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – South Creek building, located at 2711 S. Meadowbrook Ave., with a new building that is 1,500 square feet larger.