Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation, warehousing and logistics services, is teaming up with Episcopal High School of Jacksonville in support of a relief drive for victims of the tornados that ripped through the South in April.
This relief drive is being spearheaded by two Episcopal High School graduates, Katie Griscom and Lizzie Danner, both of whom are currently students at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and witnessed the devastation first hand.
“I was able to personally see some of the destruction that the tornado caused, and it is absolutely heartbreaking. You may have seen pictures and stories on the news, but being amidst the wreckage and confusion was unlike anything I have ever experienced,” said Griscom. “I watched people collect what was left of their belongings in a couple of trash bags and then have to walk away from the flattened remains of their homes. All I can say is that I am so very lucky and grateful to be here.”
Episcopal High and Landstar employees have offered their support by collecting relief supplies to aid those affected by the storm. Landstar Ranger, Inc., a subsidiary of Landstar System, Inc., is donating the use of one of its trailers along with the cost of the transportation services to deliver the relief supplies to Temporary Emergency Services in Alabama. The supplies are scheduled to leave Jacksonville on Friday, May 13.
Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Henry Gerkens expressed his appreciation for the determination of Griscom and Danner to assist those in need and the support of the Jacksonville community. “We’re proud to be a part of this relief effort and even more pleased to be in a position to donate our services,” said Gerkens.
About Episcopal High School of Jacksonville:
Episcopal High School is a co-educational, college preparatory school located on 84 acres along the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. The School annually enrolls approximately 900 students in grades six through twelve. The Episcopal experience provides a superior education in a caring environment marked by high expectation, social diversity, and a standard of excellence. Episcopal is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and the Episcopal Diocese of Florida Board of Regents (BREDF).
Landstar System, Inc. is a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions. Landstar delivers safe, specialized transportation, warehousing and logistics services to a broad range of customers worldwide utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity owners and employees. All Landstar transportation companies are certified to ISO 9001:2008 quality management system standards and RC14001:2008 environmental, health, safety and security management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.