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              COMMUNITY UPDATE

      Continued from page 1                                                                                           As the oldest purpose-built museum in
                                                                                                                   New Jersey, the VHAS museum will be a
        “I’m happy to report the ambulance                                                                         good training ground for such careers.
     is enroute to Germany. It was placed on                                                                          While the Society has welcomed a
     a ship and express shipped,” reported                                                                         number of interns over the years, primar-
     Ashley Stetsenko. “Once in Germany, it                                                                        ily from Stockton and Rowan universities,
     will go to a church in central Ukraine to                                                                     this is the first time they will receive a
     begin its much-needed work to help the                                                                        paycheck. Anyone who is interested in
     Ukrainian people.                                                                                             applying for a position is welcome to call
        “Though the devastation is immense,                                                                        856-691-1111 or e-mail vinelandhistory@
     we are so grateful for the work being                                                                Candidates will then be invit-
     done to support the Ukrainian people,”                                                                        ed in for an interview to learn more about
     Ashley added. “I’m proud to be part of an                                      Donated ambulance at one of its   the requirements for the internships.
     organization that can swiftly take action                                     shipping points headed to Ukraine.  For more information about the
     to support those in need. It’s inspiring in                                                                   Vineland Historical and Antiquarian
     this time of division that we can bolster a                                                                   Society, visit us at discovervinelandhis-
     sense of solidarity.”                                                     “We have people there on the ground or
        “On 2/24/22 our worlds came to a                                       who we send money to via mobile apps
     stop,” said Dr. Dan Stetsenko. “I and                                     and they are able to buy supplies there
     many of my church members are working                                     and disperse them amongst the most
     tirelessly to get all kinds of aid to Ukraine                             needy.”                             Newfield-Based RLS
     and are supporting them in any way pos-                                     Liudmyla Lihogodenko, another mem-  Logistics To Expand with
     sible.                                                                    ber of the Slavic Baptist Church who also
        “Our donations are directly going to                                   works at Inspira Vineland, said, “I’m very   Fourth Location
     the people in Ukraine,” he continued.                                     grateful for all the generous donations   RLS Logistics, a cold chain solutions
                                                                               that Inspira is giving for Ukrainian people   provider, announced a new frozen food
                                                                               as my whole family still lives there and   order fulfillment center in Kansas City,
             TOP TWO: Ukrainians                                               is suffering from all that is going on right   Kansas opening in April.
           receive earlier donations                                           now.”                                  Headquartered in Newfield, RLS
           sent by our local groups.
         RIGHT: Prayers are said at                                                                                Logistics is a family-owned, third-party
                Inspira ceremony.                                              Historical Society                  logistics provider specializing in value-
           BELOW: Members of the                                                                                   added cold chain solutions, including
          Slavic Evangelical Baptist                                           Receives Funding for                LTL and FTL transportation, cold storage
        Church thank Inspira Health                                            Summer Interns                      warehousing, and direct-to-consumer ful-
             for the donation of an                                                                                fillment. Founded in 1968, the company
          ambulance and additional                                               The Vineland Historical and       has been owned and managed by the Leo
                   needed items.                                               Antiquarian Society (VHAS) was recently   family for over 50 years and has grown
                                                                               awarded funding by the Office of the   into a leading integrated cold chain 3PL.
                                                                               Secretary of Higher Education through
                                                                                                                      “We look forward to entering the
                                                                               its Career Accelerator Internship Grant.   Midwest region and expanding our fulfill-
                                                                               As a result of receiving the award, VHAS
                                                                               is currently searching for two college   ment operations to a fourth location,” said
                                                                                                                   Michael Fischer, director of Operations,
                                                                               undergraduates to fill two paid intern-  Warehouse Group, RLS Logistics.
                                                                               ships that will be available at the museum
                                                                                                                      In 2021, the United States’ online
                                                                               this summer.                        grocery eCommerce sales reached $79.2
                                                                                 The students must have a strong inter-
                                                                               est in history and plan to pursue teaching,   billion, rising 103 percent year over year,
                                                                                                                   according to FreightWaves. Furthermore,
                                                                               history or working in the museum field.  the research forecasts that sales will near-
                                                                                 “We are grateful to be able to offer
                                                                               paid positions for college students,” said   ly double within the next three years. The
                                                                                                                   demand for grocery delivery has grown
                                                                               Patricia A. Martinelli, Society curator.
                                                                               “Our museum has a variety of treasures so   since the beginning of the pandemic, with
                                                                                                                   no signs of slowing down.
                                                                               it will be a great learning experience for   RLS’ Kansas City frozen food order
                                                                               anyone with an interest in history.”
                                                                                 Martinelli noted that with the grow-  fulfillment center will service frozen food
                                                                               ing number of museums opening in South   shippers who outsource their eCommerce
                                                                               Jersey, it is important to cultivate future   business to ship products directly to con-
                                                                                                                   sumers’ homes.
                                                                               employees who appreciate the region’s   For more information, visit rlslogistics.
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