Immediately following Hurricane Harvey’s destructive impact in Texas, Team PRP locations gathered critical supplies. They then utilized their own transportation network and began shipping donations to a Holland, Texas member facility, Snyder’s Auto Salvage.
As Snyder’s employees received each delivery, numerous items including bottled water, household supplies and diapers, were then sorted and taken to various Texas charities and service organizations for distribution.
With an overwhelmingly generous and rapid response from their partners, Team PRP was then able to shift their intended support to include the thousands in Florida and Puerto Rico who were then experiencing similar destruction following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. All Pro Auto Parts in Auburndale, Florida, took on the monumental and ongoing task of accepting numerous tractor-trailer loads of donations.
Phil Riffel, owner of All Pro Auto Parts, noted how remarkable it was that Team PRP partners “were able to do so much, so quickly.” Riffel initially worked with local churches and charity collection points that provided aid to those in Florida, but he was soon able to transport more donations to a port in Jacksonville where these desperately needed items are shipped by barge to Puerto Rico.
Team PRP transportation providers, Out Of The Box and Midwest Auto Transport, played a tremendous role in the coordinated relief efforts as well, as they generously donated their time and services.
Mark Canapa, Team PRP’s Director of Logistics who acted as the coordinator of the relief efforts, was quick to express his heartfelt observation. “It has been great to observe our partners and our suppliers working together to serve one another and their customers, and now we seem them going even further to serve those in our community who are in need. This enormous charitable effort certainly exemplifies the true spirit of Team PRP.”
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