Greensburg, PA - General Manager Gloria Housley of National Express Transit, parent company of Westmoreland County Transit, believes in partnering with the community. To initiate her first community outreach effort, she created the “Stomp Out the Cold” campaign on February 18, 2016. Housley and her team partnered together to achieve the goal of collecting two pairs of shoes every day for 50 days and donate them to the Salvation Army. The team embraced the challenge and went beyond and collectedover 250 pairs of gently worn shoes.
“I want to show the community how important our employees are, for not just being public transit operators, but as amazing citizens who care about their community.” said Housley. “This shoe donation is beyond my wildest expectations -- everyone here at Westmoreland County Transitpitched in and surpassed our goal; I am very proud of my team.”
Housley, who oversees three Transit sites in the Greensburg area gathered the shoes from her team of mechanics, drivers, dispatchers and administrative staff and will donate them tomorrow, April 7th (see below).
“The Salvation Armies of Greensburg, Latrobe, and New Kensington are thankful for the employees of Westmoreland Transit,” said Major Dave Rhodes of the Greensburg Salvation Army. “Most of us take shoes for granted but for low income people they are a luxury. These shoes will help people in our communities by giving them a pair of shoes they can call their own.”
Housley and her team plan to hold many other fundraising activities to support those in the community.
The donation will take place on Thursday, April 7 at 2:00 pm at the Westmoreland County Transit location: 125 Theobold Ave., Greensburg, PA.
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Durham School Services, Stock Transportation, Petermann Bus and National Express Transit Corporation, make up National Express, headquartered in Warrenville, Ill. As a leader in transit and student transportation, National Express is committed to exceptional safety, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. Our North American companies operate more than 21,000 buses and serve 550 clients in 32 states and four provinces.