Averitt Express associates combined to give more than 5,000 hours of community service over the course of 2020 as part of its Team Up Community Challenge. Overall, they served 5,342 hours, with 76 facilities across Averitt’s system helping 118 organizations for efforts including clothing, food and toy drives, disaster relief, mask sewing and donations, litter cleanups and blood donations.
As a result of the hours served, Averitt’s executive team is matching dollars for hours with a donation of $53,420 to Averitt Cares for Kids, the company’s employee-giving program.
“I’m very proud of how our team stepped up to make a difference in our communities during 2020,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s chairman and chief executive officer. “While navigating the realities of COVID-19, our associates found unique and innovative ways to help others while at the same time keeping safety top of mind. That’s a prime example of what our team is all about, and I’m excited to see the ways our associates make a difference in the future through the Team Up Community Challenge.”
Together, the Team Up Community Challenge and Averitt Cares for Kids make up Averitt Charities. The mission of Averitt Charities is to help those in need through a partnership between associates and the company that gives back to the communities Averitt serves.
The Team Up Community Challenge is a year-round initiative through which each facility across Averitt’s network is encouraged to donate at least 40 hours of service to various charitable causes. For more information, visit InsideAveritt.com/TeamUp.