We strive to contribute our efforts toward community outreach and humanitarian aid and to serve as a positive influence in the communities where we operate. Premier, the company has contributed logistics services and resources to those in need through outreach and through project support and our team of personnel has contributed countless volunteer hours and resources toward a variety of good causes.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Palmer Employee Flood Reparation, a gofundme.com campaign set up by an industry logistics colleague from New Jersey to help Palmer Logistics Employees in Houston, Texas directly devastated by Hurricane Harvey. These Hurricane Harvey victims are coping with loss of lives, flooded homes, and loss of everything in their homes. Premier Logistics Solutions and employees contributed to support the campaign providing disaster relief to these hurricane victims. The proceeds will be used to directly aid in the rebuilding process of the hurricane victims at Palmer Logistics. Learn more here.
Disaster Relief for the U.S. Virgin Islands / Lowcountry Book Drive
Lowcountry Book Drive, an outreach project spearheaded by twin fourth-graders collecting, sorting, packaging and shipping books for children in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Premier Logistics Solutions donated warehouse space to the Lowcountry Book Drive supporting Disaster Relief for the U.S. Virgin Islands from Charleston, South Carolina. Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the U.S. Virgin Islands twice and the country is still desperately in need of assistance. Learn more here.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Premier employees have donated funds and have also participated in the Race for the Cure to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure which supports local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs right here in our community. Learn more here.
American Heart Association
American Heart Association Heart Walk: In support of the Lowcountry American Heart Association Team, Premier employees participated in the October 2016 first annual Maritime Transportation Community Heart Walk Initiative (MTCI) benefiting the American Heart Association. Director Matt Hayden expresses his appreciation to MTCI participants: The tremendous outreach from our local maritime and transportation community plays a vital role in achieving our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. We hope you will join us in 2017 along the banks of the Cooper River with the Wando Terminal as our backdrop, as we move our Heart Walk to the North Charleston Riverfront Park! Learn more here
Bikes For the world
Bikes for the World is a non-profit organization with their stated mission; to make quality used bicycles and parts affordable and available to lower income people and select institutions in developing countries, to enhance their lives and livelihoods through better transport; to generate skilled employment in bicycle repair and maintenance overseas, and to provide satisfying environmental and humanitarian community service opportunities for volunteers in the United States. Premier is donating warehouse storage space to Bikes for the World to support their humanitarian mission. Learn more here.
Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief
Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief, a non-profit organization providing disaster relief to the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast states. Premier was involved in providing resources and logistics services during the post-Katrina recovery in the fall of 2005, sending truckloads of water and other supplies to the area.
AmeriCares Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Aid
AmeriCares Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Aid, a non-profit organization providing Emergency Response amid the massive devastation from Typhoon Haiyan. AmeriCares delivers donated medicines and medical supplies to a trusted network of locally-based providers. 97% of the donations go to the people served. Premier sent employee donations with company matching funds to contribute to the massive effort. Learn more here.
Books for Africa
Books for Africa, a non-profit organization collecting, sorting and shipping books for children in Africa. Premier donated warehouse storage services to Books for Africa. Learn more here.
Walmart Angel Tree Program
Walmart Angel Tree Program, a non-profit program finding donors for clothing, toys and other goods for children in need. Premier and its employees have donated clothing and other goods to children in the Angel Tree program, helping brighten the holiday season for those in need.
Premier has extended logistics support to numerous Nonprofit Organizations.
Water Missions International
Water Missions International, a non-profit engineering organization based in Charleston, SC providing sustainable safe water solutions to people in third world countries and in disasters. Premier provided shipping services at no cost, handling shipments to Charleston AFB in 2011 and in March 2012. Learn more here.
Gracious Gifts, a local charity effort led by a former Premier employee collecting goods and providing help to local people in need. Premier has provided warehouse storage services at no cost for this program.
Goodwill Industries, a non-profit organization with over 74 million donors in the U.S. and Canada, collects donations and resells clothing and household goods benefiting communities and putting people to work. Premier donates electronics, computers, printers and accessories to Goodwill, helping protect the environment and benefiting the local community. Learn more here.
College of Charleston Internships & Shadowing Program, internships and the shadowing program are unique learning experiences specifically designed to help students gain hands-on training related to their major or career interest. Premier has offered these learning experiences to many College of Charleston students during the past 7 years; introducing them to the logistics field.
Charleston Port and Seafarers Society (ChaPSS)
Charleston Port and Seafarers Society (ChaPSS), a non-profit organization that serves the needs of men and women (over 65,000 yearly) who make their livelihood in the port or at sea, regardless of nationality, race, ethnicity, politics, or religion. Premier employees made up a team that participated at the 2012 Waterfront Olympics with the proceeds benefiting the ChaPSS and the seafarers they serve. This is world outreach serving the communities of the world. Learn more here.
Serving Various Volunteer Boards
Local, Regional and National Business Association Boards board support. The President and CEO currently serves on the Executive Committee of the board of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and on the board of the Propeller Club of Charleston. He serves as the Steering Committee Chairman of the World Trade Center of Charleston. He was the past Chairman of the Maritime Association of South Carolina – Charleston. He has served on numerous other non-profit boards such as National Board of Directors of Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), Neighborhood Centers and the South Carolina World Trade Center.