Contract Transport Services, Inc., a trucking company in Green Bay, recently wrapped five of its semi-cabs to honor different branches of the military. CTS will donate two cents for each loaded mile these trucks drive to a local charity that benefits local veterans.
“CTS is a strong, local company committed to helping the community,” said Curt Reitz, president of CTS. “Our goal is to give back as much as we can to the local men and women who have sacrificed so much for the well-being of our country.”
The charity that will benefit from CTS’s generosity is the Fox Valley Veterans Council, which provides emergency funding for basic needs – like housing, utility payments, clothing, food, and transportation – to area veterans, their dependents, their survivors, and those still serving. The Fox Valley Veterans Council also intends to use a portion of the donation to start a new scholarship program for the local children of fallen soldiers.
“I was in the Air Force myself and I just have a lot of respect for what they [veterans] allow us to do everyday. This is one of the best ways we can think of to support our local veterans,” Reitz said. “Many trucking companies look to hire veterans, and CTS is taking the initiative to help them. For that, we are very proud.”
The trucks that have been wrapped honor the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. In addition to logging thousands of miles on Midwest roadways, they will be seen in parades across the area this year.
“We are estimated to raise anywhere from $16,000-$18,000 annually,” Reitz said on Local 5 This Morning. “The pressure is on our shop, our vendors – that when a truck has an issue, get it fixed quick so we can get it out running so we can make more money for the veterans.”
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