Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 09, 2012
Chicago-area shipping company, RIM Logistics, Ltd. is leading a recovery and relief effort to help the citizens of New Jersey who were among the most severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
RIM has established an account - the Rim Logistics, Ltd. - Operation New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund - in conjunction with the MB Financial Bank Charitable Foundation to receive tax-free donations. RIM has already contributed an initial deposit of $25,000 toward a stated goal of $50,000.
Bob Mueller, RIM’s CEO, declared, “We’re reaching out to all of our employees, customers and vendors, as well as our friends and family, to help with this initiative. With wide-based support of our mid-western neighbors, we’re providing all the help we can to those who experienced the worst of this devastating storm.”
Over 25 RIM staff members in sales, customer service and operations are putting aside their regular duties to solicit donations from employees, vendors and the general public. Checks made out to the MB Financial Bank Charitable Foundation – Operation New Jersey can be mailed to RIM Logistics, Inc. at 200 N. Gary Ave., Suite B in Roselle, Ill., 60172.
RIM is also accepting contributions of food, clothing, tools and toiletries for direct transport to a high priority location in New Jersey to be determined by the state’s officials. Donations will be accepted by RIM at the address above every day from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. until November 18.
As an MB Financial Bank (MB) commercial customer, RIM has always enjoyed a productive partnership with the bank. Knowing about MB’s Charitable Foundation, Mueller decided to call his relationship manager Scott Bachmann, Vice President, Commercial Banking about this project. MB quickly responded by providing a $2,000 cash donation to the RIM charitable account and by organizing their own “Jerseys for Jersey” drive to collect sweaters and sweatshirts for RIM. Bank employees, customers and the general public are invited to drop off “Jerseys for Jersey” at select MB banking centers during normal banking hours until November 15. Please see MB banking center drop off points below.
"The relationships we form with our customers at MB go well beyond providing banking services and products. We appreciate the initiative Bob Mueller and RIM Logistics took in putting this cause together and hope our 'Jerseys for Jersey' initiative will play a part in helping those affected keep warm. After all, not only is it for a good cause, RIM is our client and that makes their concerns ours, too.”
Clearly, MB’s admiration for RIM’s effort is mutual. In an email to Bachmann, Mueller declared, “I genuinely appreciate your ability to establish this account within 24 hours. Scott, working with you and your associates at MB has been an invaluable experience.”
Founded in 1996, RIM Logistics, LTD. offers a full suite of customized solutions to handle international or domestic logistics needs including air, land and sea transportation, distribution management, warehouse management, freight consolidation and more. Headquartered just outside of Chicago in Roselle, Ill., RIM has additional locations in Los Angeles, Miami and Milwaukee, as well as international offices in Canada, mainland China, Germany, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
MB Financial Bank’s holding company, MB Financial, Inc., is traded on the NASDAQ as “MBFI.” MB Financial has approximately $10 billion in assets. MB Financial Bank (http://www.mbfinancial.com) is a locally-operated financial institution that has been delivering competitive personalized service for over 100 years to businesses and individuals who live and work in the Chicago metropolitan area.
MB Banking Centers Accepting “Jerseys for Jersey” Donations
Chicago – Ontario (River North)
363 West Ontario
Chicago, IL 60654
6111 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Chicago - West Loop
800 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
475 E. 162nd Street
South Holland, IL 60473
6401 N. Lincoln Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
620 North Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
1400 Sixteenth Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523