Iowa 80 Group, CAT Scale Co. Awards Grant To Trucker Buddy
Walcott, Iowa – The Iowa 80 Group and CAT Scale Co. announced it has awarded a $1,000 grant to Trucker Buddy International through their Go Iowa Fund Grant Program.
Trucker Buddy is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers and children. The organization says it now reaches more than 60,000 school children each year helping them understand what it is like to be a part of the trucking industry.
Randy Schwartzenburg, Executive Director, says via its website, “Trucker Buddy’s grass roots efforts benefits everyone in the trucking industry. Fleets, OEMs, suppliers and drivers benefit from the efforts of our volunteers by daily providing the public with what is good and great about our industry.”
In addition to Trucker Buddy International, the Walcott, Iowa-based companies also announced grants to benefit the following non-profit organizations: Scott County Library, $2,000; RoEll, Inc., $1,000; All Saints Church Food Pantry, $950; Walcott Police Department, $900; Junior Achievement, $700; and Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, $250.
“We’ve always believed that giving back to our community is important,” said Delia Moon Meier, senior vice president.
The Iowa 80 Group and CAT Scale Co. have awarded more than 7,000 grants through their Go Iowa Fund Grant Program since its inception in 2012. Go Iowa Fund grants must benefit Iowa-based charities, Iowa activities or organizations with an Iowa presence.
Grants through the program are awarded twice a year by a committee of Iowa 80 Truckstop and CAT Scale employees.
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