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Crosby Rigging for the Troops 2022 Supports Children of Fallen Patriots

Sept. 6, 2022 - From Sept, 1 through Oct. 31, the Crosby Group will donate $500 to the Children of Fallen Patriots for every Crosby and ACCO training event it hosts in the U.S.

The 60-day campaign aims to raise $25,000 to support the education of children who have lost a military parent in the line of duty.

Plus, all proceeds from Crosby’s popular User's Guide for Lifting online training course will also go toward the goal.

Crosby also encourage its channel partners and users to support the Rigging for the Troops campaign with the hopes of once again exceeding the fundraising goal.

Since launching its training program in 1991, The Crosby Group has trained more than 500,000 rigging professionals across the world.

This is the third year that Crosby has supported Children of Fallen Patriots.

Approximately 25,000 children have lost an active duty parent in the military over the last 35 years. Of those, 97% of casualties are men, leaving behind single mothers to care for their families, and 60% report having trouble making ends meet.

The Children of Fallen Patriots foundation said that $625 million is needed nationwide to cover the gap between government assistance and the actual cost of a degree.

Since 2002, Fallen Patriots has provided more than $55 million in total assistance to more than 2,200 military children, about 1,000 of whom have graduated from college.

Every time a worker in the oil and gas, construction, heavy lift, transportation, manufacturing, wind energy, and material handling industries attends a training hosted by The Crosby Group or completes the online training course, they are doing a small part to help secure a better future for children who have lost a military parent.

With a U.S. manufacturing footprint that includes plants in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Alabama, The Crosby Group's involvement with the country's military stretches back to the company’s earliest days, supplying shackles and other hardware for military equipment. Today, more than 40 U.S. military veterans work in the company's facilities designing, manufacturing, and distributing the best rigging hardware and material handling equipment in the world.

Photo Contest

In addition to raising funds, The Crosby Group is launching a weekly contest to help raise awareness of the initiative on social media. Post on social media a selfie from any Crosby or ACCO training event, tag The Crosby Group, and use the hashtag #riggingforthetroops to be entered into a weekly drawing for a prize pack from Crosby and Fallen Patriots!

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