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Averitt associates contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in community challenge


Thursday, February 16, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

As part of its recent 40 for 40 Community Challenge, Averitt Express associates from across its network completed more than 4,000 hours of community service projects. Pictured getting ready for one of those projects are Cookeville associates, from left, Angie Pennycuff, Cookeville service center director Pete Ziegler, Chris Wilson, David Young and Greg Trobaugh. (Courtesy: AVERITT EXPRESS)
As part of its recent 40 for 40 Community Challenge, Averitt Express associates from across its network completed more than 4,000 hours of community service projects. Pictured getting ready for one of those projects are Cookeville associates, from left, Angie Pennycuff, Cookeville service center director Pete Ziegler, Chris Wilson, David Young and Greg Trobaugh. (Courtesy: AVERITT EXPRESS)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Averitt Express associates recently teamed up to provide more than 4,000 hours of community service as part of their annual 40 for 40 Community Challenge.

During the event — which began five years ago to commemorate Averitt’s 40th anniversary — each facility across Averitt’s network is encouraged to donate 40 hours of service to various charitable causes from October 1 through December 31.

In 2016, Averitt associates set a company record by serving 4,002 hours, with 66 facilities giving to numerous efforts such as clothing, food and toy drives, blood donations and more.

“Our 40 for 40 Community Challenge has become an important tradition for our team, because it shows the commitment we have to serving our local communities,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s chairman and CEO. “I’m humbled by our associates’ dedication to making a positive difference in the lives of everyone around them.”

In honor of that service, Sasser additionally has personally contributed $40,000 to Averitt’s charitable employee-giving program, Averitt Cares for Kids. More than 86 percent of Averitt’s associates are members of Averitt Cares for Kids.

For more information about Averitt’s 40 for 40 Community Challenge, visit www.InsideAveritt.com/40for40.

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