COVID-19. That's all that needs to be said. Guidelines alter our daily lives, shifting the way we do business.
They also shift the way we give as well.
In normal circumstances, our Atlantic Cares Initiative would be in full swing, with team members volunteering throughout Northeast Florida. Yet, as we all know times have changed.
Given the restrictions, the company decided to do a drive and collect items requested for First Coast Women's Services, a local non-profit geared towards helping folks deal with unplanned pregnancies.
"Since volunteering during this time of COVID-19 is non-existent, my company, Atlantic Logistics decided to put together a drive to collect baby items needed at First Coast Women's Services," said Jan Merson, Executive Assistant and Office Manager, " I was so happy to see the turnout of items by our employees, as was the staff of the facility."
Overall the team donated several boxes of diapers, baby wipes, and clothing as well as other requested items.
"I feel so blessed to be able to volunteer at First Coast Women's Services in Mandarin," continues Merson, "any time we can help anyone in any situation, it is a blessing. Especially when it comes to young mothers."
Faith-based First Coast Women's Services provides pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, community referrals, options counseling, and pregnancy tests. All their services are free of charge, according to their website.
Atlantic Logistics provides expedited truckload and partial service on flatbeds, stepdecks, lowbeds, vans, and reefers throughout the United States and Canada. Moving over-dimensional/over-weight freight with specialized equipment, Atlantic Logistics is an approved Department of Defense and General Services Administration broker, qualify as a woman-owned business, and are members of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA),the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA.)