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Coats for Kids arrive via Lynden

Posted on Thu, Dec 11, 2014

describe the imageFor the fourth year, Fred Meyer is partnering with The Salvation Army Alaska Division and Lynden Transport to provide new coats for children throughout Alaska through the Coats for Kids program. The program helps prepare Alaska’s neediest schoolchildren for winter. More than 4,500 Alaska students are due to receive free winter coats this year. The shipment arrived in Anchorage Aug. 6, courtesy of Lynden Transport, in cooperation with Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE), and was unpacked and sorted with the help of Fred Meyer volunteers. Lynden Transport donated the shipping costs of the coats from Fred Meyer’s distribution center in Chehalis, WA, to Anchorage and donated shipping to communities throughout Alaska.

The Salvation Army is coordinating distribution with Lynden Transport to the following Alaska communities: Cordova, Fairbanks, Kodiak, Angoon, Ketchikan, Haines, Hoonah, Juneau, Kake, Klawock, Petersburg, Sitka and Wrangell.

Tags: Community Service, Coats for Kids, Salvation Army, Lynden Transport, Alaska

Lynden Transport distributes Freddy's Coats for Kids throughout Alaska

Posted on Tue, Feb 07, 2012

Lynden is known for supporting the President Jim Beck speakscommunities where it does business and Lynden Transport got a chance to illustrate this last month by partnering with customer Fred Meyer in a unique program to keep Alaska children warm this winter. Alaska Governor Sean Parnell and Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan were on hand for a press event last December at the Salvation Army warehouse to kick off an event to give away $100,000 worth of coats to kids throughout Alaska. Freddy’s Coats for Kids is a unique partnership between Fred Meyer, the Salvation Army and Lynden Transport. Fred Meyer is donating 10,000 coats and 2,000 pair of snow pants, the Salvation Army is finding children in Alaska who need them most and Lynden Transport is donating the transportation of the clothing from the Fred Meyer warehouse in Chehalis, WA to Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, Fairbanks, Kenai and Juneau. “This is a very worthy cause and helped a lot of Alaska's needy children. Fred Meyer asked for our help with their project and, like a good neighbor, we answered the call,” says Jim Beck, President of Lynden Transport.

(Above): Lynden Transport President Jim Beck speaking at the press conference in the Salvation Army warehouse. Left to right, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan, his wife Lynnette, Sandy Parnell next to her husband Gov. Sean Parnell and Major George Barker, head of the Alaska Salvation Army.

Tags: Community Service, Salvation Army, Lynden Transport

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