2017 : Stop Hunger Now
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 at www.stophungernow.org
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.
The Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621
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."
2016 : 13th Annual Loop The Lagoon Family Fun Run – 5K
Loop the Lagoon is VPEF’s annual fundraiser. In partnership with Fleet Feet Vacaville we invite the whole community out to run or walk for public education in Vacaville! Race proceeds benefit all Vacaville public schools. The event hosts a 2-mile walk, 5K run/walk, 10K Tower Challenge run and Kid’s races. Bring the whole family out and enjoy beautiful Lagoon Valley in Vacaville, CA.
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.