On Monday, September 18th, a 53-ft tractor trailer left Moretrench’s Rockaway, NJ, headquarters and headed for Houston laden with more than 25,000 lbs. of food as well as well as water, linens and tool. The company’s weeklong “Fill the Truck” campaign was spearheaded by Shop Manager Craig Sofio in cooperation with Anty Trucking and Rigging, and drew support from the individuals and families in the community as well as local area suppliers and businesses, along with Rockaway Police and Fire Departments. An army of Moretrench volunteers worked to accept, organize and load donations throughout the week.
Craig himself accompanied the truck, which stopped first at Furr High School, a designated distribution center in one of the hardest hit areas, to deliver food, water and linens before going on to Houston Habitat for Humanity to offload five pallets of much-needed tools, supplies and safety equipment. The final stop before heading home was to the Houston Food Bank to deliver the remaining 14,000+ lbs. of food.
Along with organizing this relief campaign, Moretrench, as a whole, was able to contribute monetarily. With the help of the company’s Matching Gift Program, an additional $15,000 was donated to Habitat for Humanity and the Houston Food Bank.
Moretrench is a 100% employee-owned company. Part of our mission is as employee-owners is “..to participate as a valued member of the community” and to share our good fortune with those in need. In this, we are blessed to be a part of a supportive and generous network of businesses and individuals. Our thanks goes out to everyone who helped us meet our goal. We could not have done it without you.