OmniTRAX on Jan. 27 reported donating $430,000 to support local nonprofits spanning from California to Colorado, Illinois to Ohio, and New Jersey to Florida, as part of its 2022 Good Neighbor community outreach program.
Good Neighbor program recipients included food banks, fire departments, women’s advocacy services, youth and family services, and the United Way, according to Denver, Colo.-based OmniTRAX, which said its donation supported 2 million people.
Each year, OmniTRAX and the network of small railroads it manages collaborate with local officials in the communities they serve to identify local non-profits with the greatest need, the company said.
OmniTRAX Good Neighbor Program donations are further supported by the volunteer service of its railroad employees at Alabama & Tennessee River Railway; Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway; Carlton Trail Railway Company; Chicago Rail Link; Cleveland Port Railway; Cleveland & Cuyahoga Railway; Fulton County Railway; Georgia & Florida Railway; Georgia Woodlands Railroad; Great Western Railway of Colorado; Illinois Railway; Kettle Falls International Railway; Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway; Northern Ohio & Western Railway; Panhandle Northern Railroad; Peru Industrial Railroad; Port of Catoosa Industrial Railroad; River Ridge Railroad; Newburgh & South Shore Railroad; Sand Springs Railway Company; Savannah Industrial Transportation; Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad; and Winchester & Western Railway.
“OmniTRAX is deeply committed to the people and places our railroads serve and the communities we call home,” said Dean Piacente, CEO of OmniTRAX, the transportation affiliate of The Broe Group. “Part of being a good neighbor is lending a hand to those in need and, with the support of The Broe Group, this year’s outreach spanned 23 markets, impacting a record number of neighbors across the OmniTRAX network of railroads.”