Ryder Donates $45,000 to Special Needs Educational Center in Homestead, Fla.
MIAMI--Ryder System, Inc. , a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that it has donated $45,000 to the Neva King Cooper Educational Center, a special needs education center for children and young adults with significant intellectual disabilities located in Homestead, Fla. The donation will be used to purchase SMART Boards to be installed in every classroom.
“For 13 years, Ryder employees have volunteered their time and provided resources to support the academic success of all our students”
Ryder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Swienton was on hand to personally present Neva King Cooper principal, Dr. Alberto T. Fernandez, with this much needed donation. "On behalf of Ryder and its employees, it is my pleasure to personally present this check to the Neva King Cooper team," said Greg Swienton, Ryder Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Over the years, the faculty and students have become part of our Ryder family and we are grateful for the opportunity to support their goal to give all students the tools needed to communicate independently, enhance normalization, and grow/develop to their maximum potential."
"For 13 years, Ryder employees have volunteered their time and provided resources to support the academic success of all our students," said Neva King Cooper Principal Dr. Fernandez, "Our hearts are once again filled with the love and generosity that we continuously receive from Ryder."
About Neva King Cooper Educational Center
Neva King Cooper Educational Center is a special school within the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, educating students with significant intellectual disabilities between the ages of 3 to 22. The center provides a variety of programs and services for the students, families, and caregivers.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder's stock is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider and included Ryder in its 2010 and 2011 "Green Supply Chain Partners" listing. Ryder also ranked 114 out of the top 500 U.S. companies and sixth in its industry sector in the 2010 Newsweek Green Rankings. In addition, Security magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts.