Last year, truckers and other employees at Averitt Express raised the bar when they donated $500,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year the trucking company has donated another half-million dollars to the charity.
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Averitt employees made weekly contributions in 2016 as part of its Averitt Cares for Kids program. Nearly 90 percent of employees participate in the program where members give $1 each week. Established more than 30 years ago, the program has generated nearly $8.5 million for charities, including nearly $6 million to St. Jude.
In September 2007, Averitt Cares for Kids completed a $1.5 million endowment to help fund the initial construction of the St. Jude Leukemia and Lymphoma Clinic, through which the majority of St. Jude patients are treated. Averitt associates’ most recent contribution will continue to support the groundbreaking research and lifesaving care at St. Jude, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Clinic.
For more information about the charity program, visit AverittExpress.com/AverittCares.