Operation Home Front contacted MAT Express for assistance in handling the distribution of Barnes & Noble’s $1 million in books donation for the children at Camp Pendleton (approx. 50 miles north of San Diego). MAT Express supplied the equipment and driver to help with this wonderful project. Operation Home Front is an organization whose primary objective is to help families of the soldiers fighting overseas.
We have also helped in the collection and distribution of school supplies and backpacks for the military families of Tierra Santa area, as well as assisted in the September 11, 2007 Freedom Walk in Balboa Park. In conjunction with the San Diego Chamber of Commerce MAT Express actively supports developmentally disabled veterans.
MAT Express believes in giving back to the community. The company’s management team continues to support local charitable causes. In the 60s Edmundo was very active in LULAC and the Lion’s Club. The family owned and operated transportation business is dedicated to community involvement.
MAT Express held an Annual Beach Party every year. The event became a legendary custom for employees, customers, suppliers and vendors. By mid-spring Diane Eggert along key staff members went into planning motion. They created a theme for the picnic, had the annual giveaway t-shirt designed, collected raffle gifts, recruited silent auction items from vendors and suppliers, hired the caterers, found the entertainment, ordered the fun specialty items and so much more. Over 150 people usually attended the Mission Bay picnic site. Moneys raised went to a special charitable organization.