FreightCenter Supports RAP River Run for 5th Year

FreightCenter Squad at Rap River Run 2016

FreightCenter donated $1,500 and covered the cost to ship 16,000 pounds of bottled water for RAP River Run’s annual charity race.

FreightCenter is a third-party logistics company that simplifies freight shipping for individuals and businesses of all sizes. But, we’re also in the business of giving back to the community. That’s why we’ve covered the cost to ship bottled water for RAP River Run’s annual charity race for five years running.

“The RAP House is a wonderful organization that provides great resources to youth and families in need. We’re proud to provide our services for the fifth year in support of their mission and we look forward to many more years to come,” says FreightCenter CEO, Matthew Brosious.

“We’re always so focused on providing services that will help businesses grow. It’s important to take a step back at times and realize how we can use those same services to help the community grow.”

FreightCenter partners with a nationwide network of trucking companies. We contracted one of those companies, R+L Carriers to transport the shipment from Nestle Waters North America Inc. in Zephyrhills to Victoria Barley, a RAP River Run representative in New Port Richey. R+L picked up the shipment on Thursday, June 9 and delivered it on Friday, June 10. The shipment got there safe and on time despite inclement weather from tropical storm Colin.

“We are grateful for our business sponsors, our race participants and our volunteers. Without them this event would not be as successful. We have raised over $700,000 and have increased our reach of children to over 350 annually,” says Barley.

Eleven of our team members showed up at 7:30 a.m. at Sims Park on Saturday, June 11 to show their support.

“Not only was is it for a great cause, but it was also a very good team building event,” says FreightCenter’s Marketing Coordinator, Alyssa Patenaude.

“As we ran, or walked, the volunteers cheered us on from the side lines and we pushed each other to keep going. It was an overall positive experience.”

The RAP River Run is an annual walk/run race that takes place every summer at Sim’s Park in downtown New Port Richey. Proceeds go to the Runaway Alternative Project (RAP) House. The RAP House is located in New Port Richey and is open to youths ages 10-17 who are runaway, homeless or in need of short-term out of home respite placement. RAP House provides 24 hour, 7 day a week admission services, youth supervision, food, clothing if needed, crisis counseling, life skills education, individual and family counseling, recreation and leisure time activities and case management services.