Congratulating our Reno DC on winning Corporate Citizen Award

Christy receives awardBurkhart was recently honored to attend an event in Reno for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) as they celebrated the winners of their Existing Industry awards.  The Reno Distribution Center (DC) won in the category of Corporate Citizen.  This was based on the work that Christy White and her team have done in the community.

Christy joined Burkhart as the Reno DC Manager in February 2014 and started forming relationships with groups in the community.  She and the DC team have worked with the following organizations over the last 18 months:

Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada
Education Alliance of Washoe County
Smile Restore (Dr. Georgene Chase)
Dentistry for the Heart (Dr. Todd Sala)

Their biggest impact has been with Smile Restore.  This not-for-profit dental practice in Reno, Nevada was developed to provide services to underprivileged and underserved populations, with an emphasis on families, veterans, elderly, and the medically and physically compromised in Northern Nevada, mainly focused in Washoe and surrounding counties.  The Reno team has been great about donating any of our written off supplies to this group.  These are items that may have been damaged, are short dated, or are otherwise non-saleable.  The team also attended the annual gala and auction for this group.  Christy will be serving as a board member for this group in 2016.

Christy

Christy has also worked with the Education Alliance of Washoe County to host student tours of the facility and help educate them about future jobs in logistics.  This group will also facilitate setting up mentoring relationships between Christy and high school students.

This is a fantastic honor for Christy and her team.  Thank you to the Reno DC for all of your hard work in the community.

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