Rigging for the Troops 2022
From September 1 through October 31, The Crosby Group donated $500 to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation for every Crosby and ACCO training event hosted in the US, with a goal of raising $25,000. Together with their business partners, end users, and employees, The Crosby Group raised a total of $50,000 for the Fallen Patriots in 2022.
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
The Crosby Group, a leading manufacturer of rigging, lifting, and material handling hardware and equipment, supports the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation with the Rigging for the Troops campaign.
Melissa King Ruths, Vice President of Marketing and Product at The Crosby Group, said: “We are honored to partner with the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation again for now the third year. Together, with our distributors and end users, we are proud to support such an important cause and help fulfill the educational funding requirements of young people who have been affected by military casualties.”
Fallen Patriots provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. After government programs, the average shortfall in college funding is $25,000.
Approximately 25,000 children have lost an active-duty parent in the military over the last 35 years. Of those, 97% of casualties are men, leaving behind single mothers to care for their families, and 60% report having trouble making ends meet. The foundation said that $625 million is needed nationwide to cover the gap between government assistance and the actual cost of a degree. Since 2002, Fallen Patriots has provided more than $55 million in total assistance to more than 2,200 military children with more than 900 graduates.
Proceeds from Online Training Course
The Crosby Group is supported by its loyal channel partners and end users throughout the United States. They donate all proceeds from its popular User’s Guide for Lifting online training course, up to $25,000. The Crosby Group has trained more than 500,000 rigging professionals since launching its training program in 1991.
Every time a worker in the oil and gas, construction, heavy lift, transportation, manufacturing, wind energy, and material handling industries attends a training hosted by The Crosby Group or completes the online training course, they can know that they are doing a small part to help secure a better future for military children who have lost a parent.
With a US manufacturing footprint that includes plants in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Alabama, The Crosby Group’s involvement with the country’s military stretches back to its earliest days, supplying shackles and other hardware for military equipment. Today, more than 40 Veterans work in the company’s facilities designing, manufacturing, and distributing the best rigging hardware and material handling equipment in the world.
About The Crosby Group
The Crosby Group is a global leader in the innovation, manufacturing and distribution of products and services used to make lifting and load securement safer and more efficient, with premier brands such as Crosby, Gunnebo Industries, Crosby Straightpoint, Crosby BlokCam, Crosby Airpes, ACCO, McKissick, Crosby Feubo, Crosby IP, and Speedbinders. With global engineering, manufacturing, distribution and operations, the company provides a broad range of products and solutions for the most demanding applications with uncompromising quality that exceed industry standards. thecrosbygroup.com
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