September 21, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
ST. LOUIS – UniGroup, Inc., the parent company of United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit, and other transportation-related companies, held its third annual “5K For The United Way” run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 10. The event raised more than $7,000 for the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
“UniGroup has always been a large supporter of the United Way and the agencies it serves within the St. Louis area – many of which are helping in local relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina,” said Gary Dollar, president of the United Way of Greater St. Louis. “UniGroup’s initiative of the “5K For The United Way” shows the commitment and enthusiasm this organization has for community involvement."
The event featured comments by UniGroup President Rich McClure, Fenton Mayor Dennis Hancock, and United Way representatives. St. Louis radio personality Monica Adams served as the guest emcee. This year’s event also had more fundraising activities than in the past, including rides in the Mayflower Transit hot-air balloon, a one-mile fun walk/run and car wash ran by UniGroup employees.
“We are very pleased that we were able to hold this event to help the United Way,” said Pat Larch, president of Transportation Services Group, a UniGroup company, and chairman of UniGroup’s United Way effort. “The day was enjoyable for all involved and best of all, helped to raise much needed funds for such an important organization.”
UniGroup, Inc., a $2 billion transportation and relocation services company based in Fenton, Mo., operates one of the largest privately owned trucking fleets in the United States. It also owns other subsidiaries that provide goods and services to professional movers.