On Friday, April 5, 2024, Jones Logistics (JoLo) hosted its 4th annual Claws for a Cause benefiting the ARC of Southeast Mississippi. This event has been held in different locations over the years, but this time, it was hosted behind JoLo's office headquarters in Hattiesburg, MS. 

The ARC is a non-profit organization that provides support to individuals with disabilities and their families, including housing for adults and day programs for children. Thanks to our attendees, sponsors, and donors, we raised $5,000 for this wonderful organization. 

“We’ve been in Hattiesburg since the 1950s,” commented Cindy Pennington, Executive Director of the ARC of Southeast Mississippi. “To survive this long, you have to depend on very strong community partnerships, and Jones Logistics has been that for the past several years. It’s very humbling to get a gift of this size.” 

Our purpose as a company under the Jones Capital umbrella is to help improve the lives of our customers, employees, vendors, and the communities we serve. Claws for a Cause is one of many ways we do just that. Doug George, CEO of Jones Logistics, recalls how greatly our employees have benefitted from community outreach at the ARC in the past: 

"The fact that we are able to give the proceeds to a non-profit that our employees fully support is truly rewarding...It’s this work that reinforces our company culture and reminds employees why they choose Jones Logistics. We are one team – one Jones.” 

Here’s to proving that crawfish season is still alive and well!

Claws for a Cause was sponsored by these generous donors: Jones Capital, Weyerhaeuser, YAK MAT, Murphy-Hoffman Company, FV Recycling, The Coca-Cola Company, Southern On State, Forrest General Hospice Services and Asbury Hospice House, Trustmark, The First Bank, Mississippi Asthma and Allergy Clinic PA, The Kitchen Table, Blue Dolphin Pool Service, Eve Marie's Boutique, Giggle's Children's Boutique, Half-Shell Oyster House (Hattiesburg), Keg and Barrel, Oak Grove Family Dentistry, Mollie L. Guess (The Guild Mortgage), and Citizens Bank.