GT USA Wilmington partners with local school and community center to celebrate Thanksgiving

9 Dec 2021

GT USA Wilmington celebrated its fourth Thanksgiving holiday since taking over operations at the Port of Wilmington with another turkey giveaway in the community.

CEO of GT USA Wilmington, Joe Cruise, accompanied by GT USA employees, entered into the holiday spirit to help deliver and distribute turkeys to the children, families and staff of Bancroft Elementary School in South Wilmington and to Neighborhood House, a multi-purpose non-profit community center, that assists families in the Southbridge area of South Wilmington.

GT USA staff delivered 300 turkeys to Bancroft Elementary Community Schools Site Coordinator, Angela Ringgold and an additional 100 to families through Kelly Lacy at the Neighborhood House.  This initiative was supported by Port of Wilmington partners Ecolab and the Diamond State Port Corporation.

L to R Lindsay Pennington, SQF Manager (GTW), George Milyo, Field Operations Manager (Ecolab), Rick Dedonato, Marketing Manager (Ecolab); Joe Cruise, CEO (GTW), Kelly Lacy, Director of Family Services and Homeless Prevention (Neighborhood House), Mike Hall, COO (GTW); and Alison Windle, Executive Director of Neighborhood House

Corporate Social Responsibility forms a key foundation of how GT USA operates its businesses.  Through the four pillars of the company’s CSR policy the company actively encourages its employees to participate in any way they can with local groups in the areas surrounding the port facility.

“We firmly believe that giving back to our close neighbors helps to bring a company together and cement our partnerships with the local community,” said Joe Cruise, Chief Executive Officer at GT USA Wilmington.

“These are still very trying times for everyone, and we wanted to be able to continue to show our commitment to the Wilmington community,” Joe continued.  “I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who pulled together as one team to make this event possible, all the GT USA staff, along with John Achzet and his staff from Ecolab and Gene Bailey from the Diamond State Port Corporation.”

GT USA has made a long-term commitment to the State of Delaware to deliver operational excellence and dependability from the Port of Wilmington. The planned new dedicated container terminal at Edgemoor is expected to increase business prospects, which in turn will grow the economy and continue to expand job opportunities.

GT USA Wilmington will continue its partnership with the Bancroft Elementary School throughout the coming year and has pledged to work with the school faculty to identify where it can offer practical assistance through its mentorship and reading assistance programs.

                              GT Wilmington, Ecolab and Bancroft School staff



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