Travis Mills Foundation Veteran’s Retreat

Travis Mills Foundation Veteran’s Retreat in Rome, Maine. This past Summer was very special for a group of military personnel and their families. They were invited to come out and spend a week at the newly renovated Travis Mills Foundation Veteran’s Retreat in Rome, Maine. This year the Travis Mills Foundation hosted 57 veterans and their families from 23 states and 4 branches of service. This opportunity enabled those families to have a fun and relaxing stay with all the accommodations needed for service members who have injuries due to military activity.

AFC was fortunate enough to be able to work with Mitsubishi and their regional representatives, Roger Willet and Dave Hazel, to have some much needed equipment donated and installed. AFC recognized the need for a proper cooling system as most physical handicaps interfere with the body’s temperature regulations. Staying cool and comfortable is imperative to these service members and their families.

Travis Mills Foundation Veteran’s Retreat in Rome, Maine.In addition, Marc Lacasse, President and CEO of AFC, had a special announcement during a recent company event. AFC was able to donate $25,000.00 to the Travis Mills Foundation for use at the Veteran’s Retreat.

We have learned they were able to purchase golf carts, which are necessary for the military members and their families to get around to the activities and facilities at the retreat. AFC is very proud to support our military and the Travis Mills Foundation.

For more information on the Travis Mills Foundation, please visit their website: https://www.travismills.org/foundation/

SSG. Travis Mills accepting the donation from Marc Lacsse, President and CEO of AFC.
SSG. Travis Mills accepting the donation from Marc Lacsse, President and CEO of AFC

AFC donates truck to RSU38’s CDL Licensing Class

AFC donates truck to RSU38’s CDL Licensing Class.Recently, it was brought to AFC’s attention that the RSU38 Maranacook Adult Education Program had only one truck to use for the CDL Licensing Class. The time required for driving has been a challenge for the school with their minimum resources.  Classes were limited to 10-12 students per semester due to the restricted availability of only one truck.  According to Steve Vose, Adult Education Director, “With a second truck, we would be able to accommodate more students.”

AFC’s Fuel Dispatch Manager, Mary Hunt, was asked to speak to a class of students about the opportunities AFC offers CDL drivers and what they could expect if they were a Fuel Delivery Driver. She had spoken with Steve on several occasions about upcoming events and during one of these conversations she heard there was a need for another truck. Mary went back to AFC’s President, Marc Lacasse, and inquired about the use of the 1986 International Fuel Truck that was acquired when AFC purchased Weymouth’s Fuel Inc. in Clinton back in 2015.

Mary asked. “Is the truck something that AFC would be willing to donate to the Maranacook Adult Education CDL program?”

Marc agreed to donate the truck without any hesitation.

It turned out to be a perfect fit. The truck was something that the class could use and AFC is always interested in helping to get more CDL drivers in the area.

Steve Vose and AFC’s Fuel Dispatch Director, Gelson Miranda.
Steve Vose and AFC’s Fuel Dispatch Director, Gelson Miranda

“We recognize that there is a shortage of drivers as a whole in the industry. That is why AFC works with local technical and training schools to provide resources that will benefit our local economy and industries. “

Last week, AFC’s Fuel Dispatch Director, Gelson Miranda, handed over the keys to Steve Vose. The Fuel truck was on its way to a wonderful program that AFC is excited to support.  We look forward to meeting the next class of graduates and potential AFC drivers from the program.

If you are interested in RSU38’s Adult Continuing Education, please visit their website: http://www.maranacook.org/adulted/

For information on the specific CDL Class B Training program, please click HERE.

 

AFC donated truck to RSU38's Adult Education Program.

 

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