Perry Mandera started Custom Cares Charities, because he wanted to give back to his community. He has done that and more, using the organization to provide relief in several communities, after disasters have destroyed lives in multiple cities in recent years. It wasn’t just Custom Cares that helped Perry provide aid, either. As a transportation professional, he had access to the trucks needed to get that aid where it needed to go.
Tornadoes Won’t Stop Perry Mandera’s Trucks
In 2013, Perry came to the rescue of thousands of people, whose homes and lives were left in shambles. Tornadoes destroyed neighborhoods in Washington, Illinois, leaving many families in desperate need, but Mr. Mandera wasn’t going to let them suffer for long. He donated the transportation services that enabled supplies to get to those area residents.
Perry didn’t stop there. Gathering his colleagues in the transportation industry, Mandera and his associates donated supplies personally, as well. The donations deeply impacted the community in Washington, helping those families survive the crisis.
Mr. Mandera has helped people far and wide, even those far from his home in Illinois. Following Hurricane Katrina, Perry’s organization, Custom Companies, arranged to deliver 40 loads of donations and supplies to the people of Louisiana and Mississippi. While much of that payload came from multiple donations, Mr. Mandera contributed to the stockpile, himself.
More recently, Perry Mandera came to the rescue of California residents. Like many people, Perry was heartbroken to see the devastation caused by wildfires on the west coast. While many people donated what they could, Mandera had considerably more resources at his disposal and he did not hesitate to use them. The Custom Companies, under which Custom Cares Charities operates, again donated transportation services to get supplies out west. Many California residents lost their homes and personal belongings to the fires, so Mandera’s efforts were received with gratitude.
Providing immediate relief is just one way The Custom Companies is striving to make communities safer. They’re also working with the Environmental Protection Agency on their SmartWay program. The program seeks to reduce the greenhouse gasses and emissions that contribute to global warming.
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