Community Involvement

2017 : Toyota NHRA “Mellow Yellow" Sonoma Nationals

I-80 Forklift sponsored professional motorcyclist, Steve Johnson, in this years races at Sears Point Raceways.

I-80 Forklift donated their time to assist the community in packaging 25,000 meals to be donated to those in need.

For more information about this organization visit their website @

Interstate 80 Forklift keeps finding ways to give back

September 2016 – By Connie Lannan

When Michelle and Rick Strand founded Interstate 80 Forklift in Vacaville, California, in 2008, they made it their mission to not only serve their customers, but also give back to their community. Eight years later, that commitment is stronger than ever, with the company participating in more large charitable events each year.

Interstate 80 Forklift has participated in five large charitable events this year. One occurred in September when the Strands and their employees took part in Run to Remember.

2016 : Customer Appreciation Day @ Oakland A’s Game

I-80 Forklift treated some of their valued customers to an A’s Game in a box suite.

2016 : Convoy Of Hope

Interstate 80 Forklift volunteered their time and equipment in this years Convoy of Hope.  “We were truly blessed to be a part of such a worthy event that touched thousands of lives that day."

On behalf of all of us at Convoy of Hope, thank you for giving your time to show compassion to those in need. You played a major part in our work to bring hope to families in Concord.

In all, 1,490 volunteers provided more than 5,000 Guests of Honor with a poverty-free day. There were smiles everywhere as the less fortunate received free services, groceries, shoes and much more.

The numbers tell it all: more than 3,200 pairs of shoes were distributed, 1,563 family portraits were taken, 591 haircuts given and 15,000 packages of Plum Organics baby food were handed out, among many other services and products.

Our partner, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, also provided resources and education to nearly 1,200 women. But what you saw at the event is just a small piece of the many things we do at Convoy of Hope.

We also feed nearly 150,000 children around the world, help survivors of disasters, empower women with opportunities to support their families through job training, and we teach third-world farmers to increase their yields.

Our incredible work only happens because of friends like you. Make a donation.

2016 : 13th Annual Loop The Lagoon Family Fun Run – 5K
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2015: Giving back is “who we are"

October 2015 Editor’s note: This is the latest in the series of ARA Foundation spotlights on the organized philanthropic efforts of rental store businesses and manufacturers/suppliers of rental equipment — volunteer endeavors that are being highlighted throughout October during “ARA Makes a Difference in Your Community Month.”

Michelle and Rick Strand, president and vice president, respectively, at Interstate 80 Forklift in Vacaville, Calif., have made giving back to their community a personal as well as a business commitment.

“Giving back is just a part of who we are,” Michelle says. So, when they began their rental business in 2008, they naturally incorporated that philosophy into their business. Continue Reading

2015: Customer Appreciation Day

Memorial Day 2015 : 500 Open Dixon Raceway

I80 Forklift was a partnered sponsor on Chase Hill’s Kart in the 500 Open at Dixon Raceway 2015 Memorial Day Money Mayhem race.

2015 : Fiesta Days Youth Golf Tournament

Fiesta Days Youth Golf Tournament Open to Boys and Girls 5-18 years of age. Rick and Michelle made a monetary donation to this event while volunteering their time.  Rick was in charge of the Putting Contest and Michelle assisted with check-in.

2015 : Loop the Lagoon 5K

Rick and Michelle and the I80 Forklift team participated again this year in the Loop the Lagoon 5K race in May.

2014 : St. Jude Warrior Dash

2014 : Placer County Fair

Livestock Program and FFA member Kelsi Snook

2013 : I-80 Forklift Team Supports the 10th Annual Loop the Lagoon

2012-2013 : I-80 Forklift supports Future Farmers of America

Congratulations to Megan and Kelsi Snook for their achievements.

2013 : Customer Appreciation Oakland A’s Game

2010 : Tour de Cure

“Dear Michelle, Thank you for your generous donation to Tour de Cure. Your gift makes a difference in our fight to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by this disease. We count on your support to help the more than 23.6 million Americans living with diabetes and the 57 million Americans who are at risk."

To participate in Tour de Cure or to volunteer at your local event, please visit or call 1-888-DIABETES. More information on the American Diabetes Association and its programs can be found on our Web site:

Again, thank you for your support. Together we can Stop Diabetes.
Your American Diabetes Association

2009 : Tracy Futbol Club

We generously made a donation in support of Kortney Reed to help with her trip to Brazil to play soccer.
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2009 : I-80 Forklift

We are a proud sponsor and supporter of the Vacaville United Soccer Club. For more information about the soccer club, such as their program and schedules, visit their website at: