Con-way Truckload has committed to a $100,000 charitable contribution to support disaster relief efforts in Joplin, Missouri, which was devastated by one of the most powerful tornados in recorded U.S. history.
Con-way Truckload (formerly Contract Freights, Inc.) has been part of the Joplin community for nearly 60 years. Con-way Truckload employs nearly 500 at its Joplin headquarters, and has some 2,800 professional truck drivers deployed over-the-road.
Con-Way employees felt the impact of the Joplin tornado directly. Con-Way reports that 47 local employees lost their homes completely or found them rendered uninhabitable from damage inflicted by the tornado. Con-Way has committed a second $100,000 contribution to a separate fund set up for its Joplin employees who suffered losses from the tornado.
The company has also established The Con-way Truckload Employee Tornado Relief Fund, providing a mechanism for Con-way employees across the nation to assist their fellow employees in Joplin. The monies will be distributed directly to local Joplin Con-way employees affected by the storm. Con-way employees have pledged nearly $100,000 in contributions, in addition to donations of household goods and supplies for disaster relief.
Thank you Con-Way and Con-Way employees for supporting the Joplin community!