The Crosby Group, a leading manufacturer of rigging, lifting, and material handling hardware and equipment, is pleased to announce its Rigging for the Troops campaign, supporting the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.
Fallen Patriots provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. After government programs, the average shortfall in college funding is $25,000.
Supported by its loyal channel partners and end users throughout the United States, The Crosby Group will make a donation of $500 to Fallen Patriots for every Crosby and ACCO training event it hosts in the US from September 1 through October 31, 2022. In addition, The Crosby Group will donate all proceeds from its popular User’s Guide for Lifting online training course during this time to this honorable cause, up to $25,000.
We also encourage our channel partners and end users to support the Rigging for the Troops campaign with the hopes of once again exceeding our fundraising goal.
The Crosby Group has trained more than 500,000 rigging professionals since launching its training program in 1991.
Approximately 25,000 children have lost an active duty parent in the military over the last 35 years. Of those, 97% of casualties are men, leaving behind single mothers to care for their families, and 60% report having trouble making ends meet. The foundation said that $625 million is needed nationwide to cover the gap between government assistance and the actual cost of a degree. Since 2002, Fallen Patriots has provided more than $55 million in total assistance to more than 2,200 military children with more than 900 graduates.
Every time a worker in the oil and gas, construction, heavy lift, transportation, manufacturing, wind energy, and material handling industries attends a training hosted by The Crosby Group or completes the online training course, they can know that they are doing a small part to help secure a better future for military children who have lost a parent.
With a US manufacturing footprint that includes plants in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Alabama, The Crosby Group’s involvement with the country’s military stretches back to its earliest days, supplying shackles and other hardware for military equipment. Today, more than 40 Veterans work in the company’s facilities designing, manufacturing, and distributing the best rigging hardware and material handling equipment in the world.
Melissa King Ruths, Vice President of Marketing and Product at The Crosby Group, said: “We are honored to partner with the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation again for now the third year. Together, with our distributors and end users, we are proud to support such an important cause and help fulfill the educational funding requirements of young people who have been affected by military casualties.”
“We are incredibly proud to partner with a company like The Crosby Group, who has demonstrated year after year their dedication to Veterans, both in their own roster of employees but also in the continued support of our mission,” said Chris Heffernan, President of Children of Fallen Patriots. “The funds raised through this program will go far to support Gold Star children now and in the future.”
In addition to raising funds, The Crosby Group is launching a weekly contest to help raise awareness of the initiative on social media. Please visit riggingforthetroops.com for more information.