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Averitt Express Employee Contributions To Children's Charities Top $7 Million

February 19, 2015

COOKEVILLE, Tenn (February 19, 2014) — Through weekly contributions, truck drivers and other employees of Averitt Express raised a total of $450,000 in 2014 that was recently donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since 1986, Averitt Cares for Kids, the company’s charitable employee-giving program, has contributed nearly $7.5 million to children-related charities, including the Shriners Burn Institute and Ronald McDonald House.

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Averitt Associate Charity Gives $400,000 Donation To St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 21, 2013

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2013) — Since 1986, Averitt Express associates have raised nearly $7 million for various charities and causes. More than $2.6 million of that has gone to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, including a recent donation of $400,000 to the Memphis hospital.

“Every week, nearly all of our associates make a difference to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients and their families with just a $1 payroll contribution,” said Gary Sasser, president and CEO of Averitt. “We take a lot of pride in teamwork, and this level of commitment to St. Jude is a great example of what can happen when we all come together for a worthy cause.”

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Averitt Shares Global Logistics Strategy With Nashville Educators

July 16, 2012

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (July 16, 2012) — Today’s high school education goes far beyond “The Three R’s,” as globalization puts even greater importance on the role logistics plays in today’s economy. As part of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools’ “Academies of Nashville” program, teachers from Hillsboro High School participated in a teacher externship at Averitt’s Cookeville headquarters to learn more about this expanding career path.

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Averitt Celebrates 40 Years By Serving Communities

April 21, 2012

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (April 21, 2012) — When it came time to celebrate 40 years of service, the associates of Averitt Express didn’t simply mark the occasion with a cake and balloons. In addition to recognizing the milestone with cookouts and “birthday” festivities, each of Averitt’s 150 locations throughout the South was challenged to accumulate 40 hours of community service in the Averitt 40 for 40 Community Challenge.

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Averitt Associates Donate $400,000 Gift To St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 3, 2012

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2012) — Averitt Express associates have once again provided a substantial monetary gift to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Averitt Cares for Kids recently presented St. Jude with a donation of $400,000 during an event held at the Memphis hospital.

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Averitt Associates Contribute $20,000 To American Red Cross Tornado Relief Efforts

May 6, 2011

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (May 6, 2011) — In the wake of recent tornado disasters across the South, the associates of Averitt Express recently made a $20,000 donation to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund.

The Red Cross is currently using the funds to provide food and shelter to people who were forced to flee their homes due to the weather-related disasters.

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Averitt Named Employee Giving Partner Of The Year By St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

August 3, 2010

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 3, 2010) — Averitt Express, a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management, was recently recognized as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Employee Giving Partner of the Year during the presentation of the ALSAC/St. Jude Volunteer Appreciation Awards at a ceremony held on June 25 in Memphis, Tenn.

The award was presented to Averitt in recognition of its associates' support of St. Jude throughout the past twenty years.

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Averitt Associates Make $350,000 Donation To St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

February 25, 2010

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2010) — The associates of Averitt Express recently presented St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a donation of $350,000 during a formal event held at the hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

The monetary gift, which was collected entirely from Averitt associate contributions during 2009, marks the 17th annual donation from “Averitt Cares for Kids” to St. Jude.

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