Planes And Girl Scouts Load Truck With Supplies For Southern Indiana Storm Relief

INDIANAPOLIS—Planes Companies and the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana will load the final storm relief supplies onto a Planes United truck in Indianapolis before it departs for southern Indiana on Thursday morning. Planes has donated the use of a truck, labor, and services to deliver the supplies to the American Red Cross Comfort and Care center in Scottsburg, Ind. Girl Scouts conducted a supply drive March 9–13 to assist residents in southern Indiana and Kentucky as they recover from the storms earlier this month.

Last weekend, Girl Scout troops collected donations at local grocery stores as shoppers exited the store. They handed out lists of needed items such as over-the-counter medications, plastic storage bags, and trash bags as shoppers entered the store, and received a large amount of donations from local residents.

Planes has a longstanding partnership with Girl Scouts through the annual Girl Scout Cookie distribution program, and Planes' Indianapolis General Manager James O’Keefe said he was thankful Planes could partner with Girl Scouts for storm relief efforts as well. According to CEO John Planes, this is what business partnerships are all about.

"Anytime you can build off of an existing business relationship in order to help the community, that’s what we want to do," Planes said.

Planes Companies is a nationally recognized leader in the relocation and transportation industry, offering comprehensive services including household, office moving, furniture installation, asset management, and logistics. Planes was founded in 1921 by the grandfather of CEO John Planes, and has locations in Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Dayton and Chicago. More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.planescompanies.com.