Carrier Employees Cycle 200 Miles in Support of COVID-19 Relief
Three Carrier employees recently cycled 200 miles while raising nearly $8,000 for COVID-19 relief. Jack O’Shea, program manager, Operations, Zack Marcoux, specialist, Corporate Development and Yann Parrot, global transportation manager, Logistics, were among 132 riders from around the world who participated in Journey of Awesomeness (JoA), an annual fundraiser benefiting three charitable organizations of the riders’ choosing, all in support of COVID-19 relief.
Jack, Zack and Yann chose to ride for WorldServe International, an organization aimed at helping the 319 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa living without access to clean water and even more people living without sanitation. The foundation reports that it supports the region through large-scale, sustainable, solar-powered clean water and sanitation projects. Funds raised from this year’s JoA ride will be used for critical COVID-19 relief efforts in the region to help expand access to clean water in support of COVID-19 health challenges.
The three Carrier employees, located at Carrier’s world headquarters, the Center for Intelligent Buildings in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, biked from Key Largo, Florida to the southernmost point in the United States in Key West, Florida. Over two days, the riders biked for nearly six hours and 100 miles each day. The three utilized their network of family and friends, as well as Carrier’s Matching Gifts program, eligible to all U.S.-based employees, to raise the funds.