Premier Sponsors


For 37 years, Craftsmen Industries has been the market leader in designing, manufacturing and customizing mobile and graphic solutions. Our team of 180 dedicated Craftsmen, custom design and manufacture these solutions at our 127,000 sq. ft. facility in St. Charles, MO and our 25,000 sq. ft. facility in Highland, IL. Craftsmen Industries specializes in six primary areas, experiential vehicles, large-format graphics, industrial fabrication, architectural solutions, mobile kitchens, and race vehicle transportation. Each of these areas address specific needs, but they all have one thing in common – Craftsmen can build nearly anything! Our in-house design and engineering, graphic, paint, and fabrication teams possess the capabilities to transform your ideas, whether vague sketches or detailed renderings, into full-scale products custom tailored to your needs. Because we own the entire, highly-integrated production process, our products are reliable, on-brand, on-time, and on-budget. Our best-in-class team ensures the best-in-class products. No matter how large or small in scale, we value every project, opportunity, customer and employee. We make the Craftsmen difference! Visit us at www.craftsmenind.com


In American retail, JCPenney is a household name. It’s a company built upon the Golden Rule – the concept of treating others the way we like to be treated – and JCPenney retail stores have operated according to this principle since the company’s founding in Kemmerer, Wyoming, more than 110 years ago. Today, JCPenney is proud to serve customers at over 870 stores across the United States, Puerto Rico and online at jcpenney.com. With a Home Office in Plano, Texas, the JCPenney company includes a network of 11 supply chain facilities; a New York City design studio; nine international buying offices; nine quality assurance offices in multiple locations around the world; a global in-house center located in Bangalore, India; and more than 97,000 associates. At JCPenney, “Style and value for all” is a promise to hardworking American families while JCPenney also promotes responsible corporate citizenship by advancing social, ethical and environmental standards across our operations and supply chain. Find out more at www.jcpenney.com/commercial.


Based in the heartland of America, US Fleet Tracking leads the way in affordable, live, web-based GPS tracking technology.  With GPS tracking devices available for any scenario, our live critical alerts keep assets moving safely and efficiently by combining the power of live weather radar, Google Maps, and the most expansive wireless coverage available.  Our web-based system allows for unlimited logins, provides optimized routing with 10-second updates, and offers unlimited geofences, all with enhanced reporting, and a 90 day historical playback.  We are streamlining logistics, increasing productivity, and reducing fuel costs all with mobile access on IOS or Android.  Our live GPS tracking technology is improving response times for first responders as well as industries across the world.  There are no contracts and no fleet minimums. With our technology you can track anything anywhere in the world, all for less than $1 a day. Visit us today at www.usfleettracking.com.  We are moving at the speed of life. 

'Friend of The Summit' Sponsors

4K Solutions brings over 20 years of Special Operations Communications experience delivering direct critical communications support and consul on some of the most demanding “no-fail” combat missions in the world. The company leads the way in providing Custom System Designs, Rapid Fielding, Custom Solution Architecture, Business Development, Manufacturer Representative, Special Operations & Emergency Communications Consulting, Professional Services, and sourcing of emerging technologies. Visit www.4ksolutions.com


The mission of The 1687 Foundation is to give hope and encouragement by providing FREE Christian resources for distribution within the United States. Founded after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombings, the 1687 Foundation supports members of our military, police officers, firefighters, as well as disaster relief efforts, prison ministries, healthcare efforts, children’s programs, and under-served outreaches. What started with a few boxes of books has now grown into a ministry that touches millions of lives. Learn more at www.1687foundation.com


For more than a century, Ben E. Keith has been a leader in fine food and premium beverage distribution that strives to provide excellent customer service to all our partners. Our food division is a complete broad line distributor servicing fifteen states and our company is dedicated to the growth and success of our customers, our industry, our partners, and our employees — continuing our commitment to delivering quality since 1906. Learn how Ben E. Keith can help at www.benekeith.com


Cambro Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer and supplier of equipment and supplies to the foodservice industry worldwide, specializing in food safety and labor efficiency. Key product categories include Insulated Transport Equipment, Trays, Table Service, Camshelving®,Storage Containers, Merchandising Equipment, Healthcare Meal Delivery Temperature Maintenance Systems, and the Camrack® Warewashing and Storage System. Cambro products are known for quality, durability and lifetime value, and we are proud to have been suppliers to FEMA, The Red Cross, The Salvation Army and other disaster relief agencies for many years. Visit www.cambro.com


As a family business, personal attention has been our motto since 1942. With Custom Mobile Food Equipment, you can be sure to get the best looking, best built, and most functional mobile food delivery systems anywhere. From providing the industry’s best warranty, to listening to our customers, “doing the right thing” is the philosophy we live by and how Custom has become a worldwide leader in food truck design and construction. Learn more at www.foodcart.com. Doing the right thing … it’s a tradition at Custom


Deployed Resources is a veteran-owned business formed in 2001 by melding innovators from the defense, construction and entertainment industries. With strategically placed resources throughout the U.S., Deployed Resources leads the industry in providing turnkey life support facilities and related equipment. When it comes to handling the unconventional and unpredictable with extraordinary flexibility and innovative solutions, count on Deployed Resources. Visit www.deployedresources.com


DollarDays is the online destination for nonprofits, businesses and others to source the products they need to accomplish their missions by offering a great selection of bulk items at wholesale prices. Whether you're searching for disaster-relief supplies, toys and games, hygiene kits or back-to-school supplies, DollarDays has what you need. Order at www.dollardays.com


FORTS portable shelters represent a new generation of temporary building solutions that offer a comprehensive and versatile way to address almost any challenge. Compacting to a fraction of their deployed volume, they can be easily transported by land, by sea, or by air - and expand to their full size in just ten minutes, with a team of three people. FORTS can be used for a variety of applications including Command Centers, Offices, Temporary Accommodations, Medical Clinics, and more. Visit us at www.fortsservices.com.com


The Little Caesars Love Kitchen travels across the United States providing free meals to those in need. With two trucks in operation, these restaurants on wheels have served more than three million people and operate 365 days a year. The Love Kitchen has received The President's Volunteer Action Award Citation from Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton and was recognized in the Congressional Record on April 30, 2015, the Kitchen’s 30th anniversary. Learn more at https://littlecaesars.com/en-us/giving-back/love-kitchen/


Penske, a leading transportation services provider, has more than 1,000 locations and 260,000 vehicles around the world. Penske maintains some of the newest, cleanest and most reliable vehicles to support the communities where we live and work. Our product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management, and supply chain management solutions. Visit us at www.pensketruckleasing.com


Precise Kit Promotions has supplied our Not-for-Profit clients with quality kits, gifts and supplies for more than 35 years. Promoting your organization with creative and value priced solutions to your program needs is what we do best. Our professional staff of sales representatives, plant and production personnel are focused on one all important goal – superior client service with every transaction we are engaged in. We guarantee it! Come see us at www.precisekit.com or call 1-800-838-0480.


Sun Coast Resources, Inc. is one of the largest wholesale petroleum marketers in the nation. Licensed in over 40 states with 18 locations in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, we offer a vast array of products and services including: fuels, lubricants, chemicals, oil transportation, emergency response fuel services and much more. Sun Coast has the breadth and depth of products, equipment and resources to support your business’ needs. For more information, visit www.suncoastresources.com


Verizon is a global leader in delivering innovative communications and technology solutions that empower organizations to stay connected and improve the way customers live, work and play. As one of the largest communication technology companies in the world, Verizon connects millions of people, companies and communities with powerful technology and award-winning networks. Whatever the future looks like, whatever the digital world promises, Verizon is ready to deliver. Learn more at www.verizonwireless.com


Wise Company takes an innovative approach in providing dependable, simple and affordable ready-made freeze dry and dehydrated food for emergency preparedness and outdoor use. www.wisefoodstorage.com

Partner Organizations

On April 1, 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed the executive order that created the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror. FEMA's mission has remained consistent since its inception: to lead America to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from disasters with a vision of "A Nation Prepared." Visit www.fema.gov

As a faith-based organization, Midwest Food Bank shares the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition and by providing disaster relief; all without discrimination. Founded in 2003 when the Kieser family turned a family barn into a distribution site for local food pantries, Midwest Food Bank currently distributes over $18.5 million worth of food to over 1,700 non-profit organizations from ten locations in Illinois, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Texas, East Africa and Haiti. Learn more at www.midwestfoodbank.org

The goal of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) at the University of Hawai`i is to be the premier, trusted provider of risk-based natural hazards training focused on underserved, vulnerable populations living in hazardous, coastal, and island communities. For a complete list of courses, upcoming training events, and more details about the NDPTC, visit https://ndptc.hawaii.edu


Operation BBQ Relief was founded in May 2011 after a large tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri. Volunteers from competition BBQ teams from eight states answered the call to help feed displaced families, police, fire, and other emergency personnel and Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) was born. Since that day, OBR has prepared nearly 3 million meals at disaster sites across the country with about one third of those -- more than 1.1 million meals -- served in just 69 days during the 2018 hurricane season! Visit www.operationbbqrelief.org


When disasters strike, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers – with their trademark yellow shirts – are a familiar sight, providing food, debris removal, clean-up and reconstruction assistance and other services to those in need. As one of the largest faith-based disaster response teams in the nation, this network of state-based volunteer teams does more than just clean up; they bring the healing of Christ to those whose lives have been shattered. Visit https://www.namb.net/southern-baptist-disaster-relief


Trade South is The Salvation Army’s Supplies and Purchasing Department for the USA Southern Territory. This department is tasked with resourcing local Salvation Army units with products and services that meet their needs at the best negotiated prices. This is accomplished in two-fold, to buy and stock products in volume to maximize the collective purchasing power; and to negotiate national discount agreements that reflect the needs of the Territory. Trade South stocks over 4,000 unique products in its Atlanta warehouse and offers over 5,000 more through vendor dropship programs. Visit Trade South at: www.MyTradeSouth.com, Discounts.MyTradeSouth.com. Contact: Trade@uss.salvationarmy.orgy phone: 800-786-7372.