From One Troop To Another: DHL And The Girl Scouts Send Cookies To U.S. Troops
GARDEN CITY, NY and PLANTATION, Fla. - The Girl Scouts of Nassau County and DHL Express are joining together once again this year to deliver Girl Scout Cookies to the U.S. troops overseas. DHL, the world’s leading global express delivery and logistics company, will pick up 40,000 boxes of Cookies and transport them overseas to U.S. servicemen and women as a way to show appreciation for protecting our country.
The Cookie send off will take place at the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Headquarters on Monday, April 13th at 10:30 a.m., located at 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, New York. Girl Scouts of all ages will help package the Girl Scout Cookie® cases for delivery. The Nassau County Police Department, Port Authority Police Department, New York City Police Department and Garden City Police will escort the truck as the Cookies are transported to DHL’s facility at JFK International Airport.
“The partnership with DHL enables us to continue to send Girl Scout Cookies® to the troops serving in harms way,” says Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director, Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “We are so grateful that DHL donates their time and services to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County so that we can send a touch of home to our troops.”
This cookie donation is made possible due to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Operation Cookie program, “Operation Cookie” which offers customers the opportunity to help lift the spirits of service men and women by purchasing extra boxes or cases of cookies to donate to the U.S. Military. More than 40,000 boxes or almost one million cookies will make their way to recipients internationally.
DHL will deliver cookies to servicemen and women in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force in Iraq, Afghanistan and U.S. Military bases and hospitals overseas.
“As the world¿s largest express delivery and logistics company, we are the global experts in transporting goods across borders,” said Charles Brewer, Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Northeast Region, at DHL Express. “Since 2006, DHL has been proud to partner with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and to have donated our transportation and logistics services to deliver a true taste of home to our troops serving overseas.”
DHL is the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry, specializing in providing innovative and customized solutions from a single source.
DHL offers expertise in express, air and ocean freight, overland transport, contract logistic solutions as well as international mail services, combined with worldwide coverage and an in-depth understanding of local markets. DHL’s international network links more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. Some 300,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to providing fast and reliable services that exceed customers’ expectations.
Founded in San Francisco in 1969, DHL is a Deutsche Post World Net brand. The group generated revenues of more than 54 billion euros in 2008. For more information on DHL, please visit www.dhl.com.
About the Girl Scouts of Nassau County
Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and receive skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. With more than 22,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization, now in its 97th year, continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.
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