NEX Transport announced a $100,000 donation to United Way of Logan County at the ribbon-cutting of its new 100,000-square foot warehouse in East Liberty on June 15. It’s the result of its internal United Way workplace campaign for 2017, representing $50,150 in associate contributions and a 100 percent corporate match.
With the gift, NEX becomes just the 3rd workplace to reach six figures in one-year giving to United Way of Logan County (Honda of America, Mfg. and AcuSport being the others). It represents a jaw-dropping $96,700 increase over last year and sets the tone for United Way’s upcoming fall campaign.
“This is a great way to kick off our campaign before we even really kick it off,” said Rick Hatcher, campaign co-chair. “It’s not just the support of United Way, but the support of our community and their whole three “Pillars of Success,” it fits in well with United Way.”
Growing with the happiness of associates, customers and the community in mind, NEX completed a $6 million investment in new warehouse space and corporate offices while adding 19 percent to its workforce in the last year.
“We do believe in giving back to the community,” said Tod Johnson, NEX vice president of Company Operations. “That is one of our three Pillars of Success. And in order for us to do that, we felt that United Way was the best avenue to reach the most people in our community. It’s one of the things I’m proud about for this company. Our associates are able to give back to the community in which they live and work.”
More than 320 NEX associates are giving to United Way, all via payroll deduction, giving an average of $4 per week.
It’s the mission of United Way of Logan County to facilitate successful agency partnerships that enable a safe, healthy, and caring community. More than just a fundraiser, United Way has been a valued community partner since it was established locally in 1954, collaborating with businesses, non-profits, government, and civic organizations to help meet the social service needs of the community.
United Way of Logan County, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and is registered with the BBB of Central Ohio. United Way participates in the BBB Accredited Charity Seal program, which indicates that it meets all 20 of the Standards of Charity Accountability and is noted as an Accredited Charity. The 20 Standards evaluate a charity’s financial accountability, governance and oversight, effectiveness measures, and fundraising and informational materials.
For more information, visit www.uwlogan.org or call (937) 592-2886.
Submitted by United Way of Logan County.