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Friendly competition spurs donations, good deeds

A little friendly competition spurred donations of everything from diapers to blood among workers at a Medford company.

Jaime O’Brien, operations manager for Freight Logistics, Inc., split the company’s staff into the Red Team and the Green Team for a “Together We Give” campaign.

“The employees like that they can have a special impact on someone’s life through volunteering,” she said.

Freight Logistics workers collected 3,158 food items for ACCESS, wrote personal letters of appreciation to veterans through Operation Gratitude, gathered gift items to fill shoeboxes for Operation Shoebox, and brought pizza to everyone at Hearts With A Mission, which serves homeless youth.

The good deeds didn’t stop there.

Workers gave blood, donated clothing to OnTrack, gave diapers to Maslow Project, and donated new toys and clothes for the Dutch Bros. “Fill the Ambulance” drive.

“We urge everyone to volunteer, because when we do, the entire community benefits,” O’Brien said.

Account representative Dustin Wallace said volunteering and helping others is a high priority for those at Freight Logistics.

“It’s more than just going to work every day. We get to make a real, positive difference in our community,” he said.