CLAREMONT, N.C. — Cargo Transporters Inc. has committed a donation of $25,000 to Rising Hope Farms for their covered arena capital project. “Rising Hope runs an amazing program,” said John Pope, chairman of Cargo Transporters.
Rising Hope Farms is located in Claremont and provides a place where people of all ages with special needs can participate in a therapeutic riding program. Known as equine assisted therapy, it allows those challenged, either physically or mentally, to engage with a horse which helps with all sorts of issues, in addition to achieving different goals in the process. The arena project will enable Rising Hope Farms to provide more services to more people.
“We are so proud to help with such an outstanding program,” Pope said. “We are making this donation in honor of Jack Brown and in memory of Forrest Pope. These men were the two primary founders of our company and spent their lives helping others. This is a way for us to help those who have been presented with some enormous challenges in life. This is part of our culture at our company and one that the Pope and Brown families want to see us carry forward.”
Cargo Transporters, founded and headquartered in Claremont, is the largest trucking company in Catawba County and ranked 20th largest employer in the county in 2013. Currently the company operates 500 trucks, 1,600 trailers, and employs approximately 700 people. More can be found about the company at www.cargotransporters.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cargotransporters.
Jon Hall, FM Global
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