Green Worldwide Runs with St. Jude to End Childhood Cancer

At Green Worldwide Shipping, no one fights alone.

Supporters from across the nation came together for the annual St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  58 cities participated in raising money to support the kids and mission of St. Jude.

Green Worldwide participants received company registration and donned team shirts, featuring a ‘No One Fights Alone’ message, as they completed the 5K walk through local cities.

Green New York

Green Atlanta

Interested in supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital? Visit stjude.org to learn more.

Seeing Red, Don’t Be Cross

With the recent catastrophic weather events, Harvey, Irma and the devastating Western fires, many people start questioning if donations are being used properly and really going to those that need them most. We at Green thought it would take this opportunity to discuss why it chose to partner with the American Red Cross and why we feel that it is a great organization to stand behind.

The American Red Cross shelters feed and provide emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. Because of its far reach and impact globally, Green has chosen to be its partner.

As of September 13, 2017, there were roughly 6,000 American Red Cross volunteers on the ground in 13 states and U.S. territories whose sole purpose is to help their neighbors. Whether it is setting up a shelter, making meals for hungry firefighters, lending a shoulder to cry on or evacuating people to safety, the number one mission of the Red Cross is to “prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and generosity of donors.”

BY THE STATS

22,000 people were provided refuge from Hurricane Irma in nearly 200 government and Red Cross evacuation centers across 6 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

• In Florida, more than 19,000 people in 138 evacuation centers;
• In Georgia, more than 1,470 people in 18 evacuation centers;
• In Alabama, about 1,100 people in 14 evacuation centers;
• In South Carolina, about 3 people remain in evacuation centers;
• On the U.S. Virgin Islands, 181 people in 5 evacuation centers;
• In Puerto Rico, 184 people in 4 evacuation centers;
• In Tennessee, 103 people in 7 evacuation centers; and
• In North Carolina, 30 people in 5 evacuation centers.

In addition, they have served more than 154,000 meals and snacks to date. Mental health and health services professionals have provided more than 10,500 contacts to those affected.
 
Thanks to generous donors, the Red Cross is providing financial assistance to Texas households that were severely impacted by Harvey and need help taking care of emergency needs.

On September 11, they provided $45 million in financial assistance to more than 100,000 qualified households who needed immediate help and is prepared to provide financial assistance to hundreds of thousands more. The Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency, and people do not need to be American citizens to receive assistance.
 
Financial assistance is in addition to the other emergency relief efforts the Red Cross is providing in Texas, which includes shelter, food and other critical immediate support. To date, there have been a total of over 369,000 overnight stays in response to Harvey.
 
Like many companies, Green Worldwide did its due diligence. Charity Navigator and Charity Watch are two independent organizations that review all charities on various merits (i.e. financial, accountability, transparency…). Both organizations have given the Red Cross a high B rating, advising that a good charity should never have more than 20% spent on overhead and expenses. The great news is that Red Cross only spends 11% on overhead and the other 89% goes directly to programs.

We are proud to support the American Red Cross as one of our community partners.

AUTHOR
Cara Cassavoy
Human Resource Specialist

Join Green, Live Well

Green Worldwide Shipping adamantly believes in maintaining a healthy work-life balance through company-wide health initiatives and local community volunteering; it’s who we are.

Green values…

Every shipping experience should be a pleasure;

Respect for our clients, our vendors, our employees, and our world;

We encourage the personal and professional growth of our employees;

We hold our team to the highest standard of ethics and integrity;

It is our people who make the difference.

 

From Seattle to Atlanta, Green works hard to shape the communities in which we live.  Green proudly supports charitable organizations that are meaningful to our Company’s values and resonate with customers who share the same views.  Our partnerships include the American Red Cross, National Parks, and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  It’s a powerful way to connect for the greater good because good relationships are more than just business.

Green participates in company-sponsored volunteering and events such as First Aid & CPR training, high school sponsorship, festivals, and charitable fundraising.  Catch our Green Teams walking in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer the last two weekends in September and donate to the cause!

And of course, the family that plays together stays together!  Green believes in healthy work-life balance and supports a wide range of company wellness programs.  Fruit is delivered to offices weekly to promote nutritious snacking while employees bond over after-hour drinks, play pool in the office, enjoy golf outings, and celebrate at holiday parties.

At Green Worldwide Shipping, we are proud to celebrate a company culture that emphasizes long-term relationship building, supports our communities and encourages personal and professional growth.

Interested in joining our family?

Visit www.greenworldwide.com/careers.

 

 

Hurricane Irma Aftermath

Hurricane Irma battered through Florida over the weekend causing widespread power outages and flooding.  While landing as a Category 2 hurricane, Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it travels over Florida into Georgia.  The city of Tampa was spared direct impact from the hurricane, resulting in debris and light flooding.  In Miami, winds exceeded 100 miles per hour knocking down two construction cranes. (more…)

Hurricane Irma Update

Hurricane Irma is projected to impact Florida as early as Saturday before making its way north to Georgia and South Carolina on Sunday. A mandatory evacuation order effective 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, for all residents of Coastal Georgia living east of Interstate 95.

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STATE OF EMERGENCY – GEORGIA COUNTIES

Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jenkins, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne and Ware.

The following information has been release regarding terminal and freight operations in the path of impact:

GEORGIA PORT AUTHORITY (GPA)

In response to Hurricane Irma, the Georgia Ports Authority will cease operations at the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick, effective Saturday, Sept. 9, through Tuesday, Sept. 12. 

U.S. Coast Guard has set the port readiness conditions for the ports of Savannah and Brunswick at WHISKEY due to gale force wind projections arriving within 72 hours.

The re-opening of the GPA terminals is dependent on Hurricane path and post facilities assessment.

GARDEN CITY TERMINAL

  • Gate Operations will continue until close of normal business Friday Sept 8, 2017.
  • Vessel Operations will cease at 2400 Friday, Sept 8, 2017.

OCEAN TERMINAL 

  • Gate Operations will continue until close of normal business Friday Sept 8, 2017.
  • Vessel Operations will cease at 2400 Friday, Sept 8, 2017.

BRUNSWICK TERMINAL(S)

  • Gate Operations will continue until close of normal business Friday Sept 8, 2017.
  • Vessel Operations will cease at 1300 Friday, Sept 8, 2017.

PORT OF EVEGLADES & MIAMI

The ports of Miami and Everglades remain closed until impact of Hurricane Irma has been assessed.

Green Worldwide Shipping will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.