Partnering with current and future communities, Amtrak launches ‘Amtrak Gives Back’
WASHINGTON – On National Nonprofit Day, Amtrak has launched Amtrak Gives Back, a community engagement program focused on being a good neighbor and valuable partner to the communities it serves.
“We are guided by our Values – Do the Right Thing, Put Customers First, and Excel Together –all clear expressions of our principles that align with the goals given to us by Congress,” said Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner. “This program will help us meaningfully engage with communities while building lasting partnerships that benefit the nation.”
Amtrak has supported worthwhile causes related to the company’s mission throughout its history and is looking to help non-profit organizations that are committed to the communities we serve across the country, including those that promote diversity and inclusion. Through public outreach and engagement, Amtrak Gives Back by:
- Engaging with the community to help neighbors understand the scope, impacts and benefits of Amtrak projects, while also serving as a conduit for community feedback.
- Supporting non-profit organizations through On Track for Good as well as through sponsorships and in-kind donations that align with Amtrak values, focus areas and business objectives.
- Volunteering to lend a helping hand in the community. Amtrak continues to seek opportunities to build and strengthen partnerships to provide meaningful impact to communities, through employee volunteerism.
“By launching Amtrak Gives Back, we have an incredible opportunity to serve our customers and communities with gratitude for how they’ve shown up for Amtrak over the past 50 years. This initiative will increase exposure to sustainable rail transportation and mobilize our nation to provide more opportunities for growth and inclusion,” said Amtrak Senior Director of Community Engagement Danelle Hunter.
On Track for Good is one initiative in Amtrak’s community engagement program, Amtrak Gives Back. Through this program, Amtrak is supporting nationally recognized and local community-centered non-profit organizations with a limited number of complimentary trips, putting excess capacity to good use.