Impacting the Communities Where We Live and Work
We believe in the importance of giving back to the communities we call home, so it's important to us to extend the OD Family Spirit beyond our employees. Since 2011, OD has contributed to more than 40 not-for-profit organizations, concentrating on those that are family-oriented, focused on health, education, and safety - and have a wide impact.
Here are a few ways we're giving back to our communities:
- American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program: Old Dominion Freight Line was recognized for supporting Red Cross Disaster Relief through the Disaster Responder Program with an annual pledge of $250,000. These annual contributions allow the Red Cross to respond whenever and wherever disasters occur, help families during the recovery process and prepare people for future emergencies. With contributions in advance of disasters, the Red Cross is prepared with strong infrastructure, trained volunteers, innovative technology and critical resources necessary to provide relief and support to those in crisis.
- United Way Donations: For more than 25 years, OD has supported the United Way through its annual campaign. These donations help support United Way's partner agencies that address a variety of social issues and needs in the area.
- Salvation Army Support: We are proud to support the Salvation Army with local food drives in conjunction with holiday concerts, which are free to attend with a canned good donation. Since 2003, OD has helped collect more than 2.9 million canned food items.
- Toys for Tots: In 2019, OD service centers conducted 42 Toys for Tots collections across the country in partnership with the Marine Corps Reserve providing toys, shipping services and monetary donations. OD collected more than 5,000 toys in 2019.
Investing in Local Economies
OD not only invests in our employees and equipment, but we are also investing in the communities where we operate. We have expanded our business to new communities - creating quality jobs and adding to the local tax base. We also invest in landscaping and noise prevention measures to help ensure we are adding value to the community while minimizing the impact of our operations.
"If you look on the building, you'll notice that the OD logo is stamped into concrete. This is a symbol of commitment to this community and that OD plans to do business here for a long time. We are so proud to call OD our neighbors. They provide a strong foundation of well-paying jobs and keep their promises of being a good corporate citizen" - John Schoonmaker, Knox County Commissioner, Knoxville, Tennessee
We continue to invest in our service centers through the opening of new locations and remodeling of existing locations. As we grow our business and continue to expand in new areas, we are committed to providing further opportunities for members of the communities in which we work.