ABX Air Employees Support Community

$144 thousand pledged to United Way

WILMINGTON, OH - Jan. 23, 2004 - "Building Better Communities" served as the rallying point for the ABX Air, Inc., fall charity drive. Each year employees have the opportunity to donate outright or through payroll deduction in support of community organizations.

"Our employees have always been generous during this drive, and this year was no exception," said Paul Cunningham, Employee Communication Coordinator and drive coordinator. "It has been a challenging year for many people and for non-profit organizations - it was important to our community that our drive was successful . . . and it was."

Over the years, the ABX Air drive has benefited three local organizations: United Way of Clinton County; the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society & Relay for Life. Employees can direct donations to any or all of the three groups.

"All of these organizations support our community, making it a better place to live and work," added Cunningham. "We had a lot of fun with the Building Better Communities theme as we communicated the drive and our progress to the employees."

In addition to the annual fund drive, ABX Air also held a "Stuff the Bus" food drive benefiting local food pantries. Proceeds of that drive filled the bus and were delivered before the holidays. Food and goods valued at over $3,000 were delivered to Clinton County Community Action, Clinton County Shelter for the Homeless and Your Father's Kitchen.

In support of the Wilmington Lion's Club, ABX Air also donated over 500 pairs of eyeglasses collected over the year. The Lion's Club, with the help of others, uses these and other donations to support needy communities.

ABX Air is a multi-faceted airline with a fleet of 115 aircraft operating out of a privately owned airport in Wilmington, Ohio, and eleven hubs throughout the United States. In addition to providing airlift capacity to DHL/Airborne, ABX Air provides charter and maintenance services to a diverse group of customers. With over 7,400 employees, ABX is the largest employer in a several county area in southwestern Ohio.

For more information, contact ABX Air