CLDA Cares is a community service program created to benefit the CLDA member companies and their personnel. This program is funded 100% by the CLDA, its members, vendors and affiliates and was created to help those in our industry in need.
There are two funds that are part of CLDA Cares service program:
- Community Recovery Fund
- CLDA Scholarship Program
Community Recovery Fund
For those affiliated with our industry, the Community Recovery Fund helps give a hand up during tough times.
This fund began in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The Category 4 hurricane caused more than$125 billion in damages and ranks as the second-most costly hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland since the early 1900’s. Contributors donated over $20,000 within days of being asked to help CLDA members affected by the storm. Eleven families who were employees, independent contractors and other members of our CLDA family were the beneficiaries of that initial effort.
Since the creation of this fund, the CLDA has been able to help dozens of CLDA family members due to hurricanes, flooding, and fires.
Click here to pledge your financial support for the CLDA Cares Disaster Relief Fund.
Click here to apply for Community Recovery Fund help.
CLDA Scholarship Program
The CLDA Scholarship Program was created in 2019 and offers the children of CLDA members an opportunity to expand on their education after high school. This scholarship is available to any high school senior who is a dependent of someone with a company in good standing as a CLDA member. The student can be going to trade school, trucking school or college for any major.
The scholarships are funded by donations from members of the association, vendors and affiliates.
How to Submit
Applicants must be high school seniors sponsored by a CLDA member company. They will need to submit a General Scholarship application plus:
- An essay about their reason for applying and what they hope to contribute to the community after their education is completed
- A summary of their achievements, honors and extracurricular activities
- Two Letters of Recommendation- one from a school leader and another from a community/industry leader.
- A copy of their latest transcripts and SAT or ACT scores.
- A completed Guidance Counselor Student Profile Form
Click here to pledge your financial support to the CLDA Scholarship Fund
Click here to apply for a scholarship