Choptank Transport’s ‘We Are One’ Program and Community Foundation Charity Help Local Businesses during COVID-19

PRESTON, MARYLAND – March 20, 2020, Choptank Transport announced today the
implementation of a generous and unprecedented initiative to help both employees and local
businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
With a large percentage of the company’s staff now working remotely, Choptank is giving each
employee $100 to spend at their favorite eateries within 50 miles of their workspaces.
Choptank has more than 400 employees, which means it will infuse more than $40,000 into its
local economies through restaurants, coffee shops, and other food establishments.
“We know this is a stressful time for everyone,” said Choptank’s President & CEO, Geoff Turner.
“Our employees are doing a herculean job of keeping America’s freight moving under less than
ideal circumstances. This is a way of saying thank you to them while also helping mitigate some
of the crushing economic effects to our local business community.”
It is all part of the company’s We Are One program, also known as Employees Helping
Employees. The program, established by Choptank’s community involvement committee in
early 2019, is a company-funded financial assistance perk to help coworkers and their direct
family members when financial hardships occur. It can be requested for medical reasons, loss
or damage to a primary residence, or any other sudden loss of income due to unforeseen
circumstances.
Choptank’s belief in giving back to its community is nothing new. The company participates in
dozens of local fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, and philanthropic events annually. Last
year the company established the Choptank Transport Community Foundation with a kick-off
golf event that raised more than $20,000 for ten local charities.
About Choptank Transport
Choptank Transport is a nationwide third-party logistics company headquartered in Preston,
Maryland, with additional locations in Baltimore, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, and Tampa. For more
information about working at Choptank Transport, visit our Facebook page at Life@Choptank or
go to our website at www.choosechoptank.com.

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