Company’s donation to help rebuild retaining wall damaged by Hurricane Irene
Emerald Isle, N.C. (July 10, 2012) – Transportation Impact will be among those honored by Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina at an event on Saturday, August 18, at the McNeill Beach Cottage in Indian Beach, N.C.
Transportation Impact donated $10,000 on May 31 to help the BCH repair the retaining wall near the cottage that was damaged in 2011 during Hurricane Irene. The total cost to complete the project was between $50,000 and $60,000.
Children come to Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina from situations of abuse, abandonment and neglect. Many have not been afforded the experiences commonly associated with summer, like enjoying days at the beach. The purpose of the McNeill Beach Cottage is to provide underprivileged kids with the opportunity to do so in a safe and caring environment.
“Transportation Impact is very fortunate to have the luxury of conducting its business within the confines of such a wonderful community,” said Travis Burt, co-founder. “We do our best not to take that for granted and when we see an opportunity to provide children with a chance to come enjoy the themselves, we feel it is our civic duty to do so.
“Understanding what these kids have been through can be both heartbreaking and inspirational. I think it is important to step forward with a helping hand in instances like these as a means of keeping things in perspective.”
Burt and his wife, Cassie, made a personal donation to the BCH and will also be among those honored at the event.
About Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina
Baptist Children’s Homes offers hope and healing to children and families through service locations in 18 statewide communities. Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina celebrated its 125 anniversary in 2010. On November 11, 1885, nine-year-old Mary Presson walked through the door of the Baptist Orphanage in Thomasville becoming the first child ever admitted into care.
About Transportation Impact
Transportation Impact is a spend-management firm based in Emerald Isle that helps companies reduce shipping costs. Founded in 2008, the company has grown from a small start-up to one of the fastest-growing companies in America. The company currently employees 23 people, most of whom are Carteret County residents.