Pictured above – Dallas-area Averitt associates and representatives from a Dallas-area radio station celebrate the “10,000 for the Troops” program

Averitt’s commitment to supporting the U.S. military was showcased through the donation of 15,101 personalized cards

Cookeville – Averitt associates are spreading joy this holiday season by delivering more than 15,000 Christmas and Holiday cards to soldiers stationed overseas.

The effort was coordinated as part of the Hawkeye & Michelle’s “10,000 for the Troops” program, organized by New Country 96.3 radio station in Dallas, Texas.

Averitt’s commitment to supporting the U.S. military was showcased through the donation of 15,101 personalized cards, far surpassing the radio station’s goal of 10,000.

As part of Averitt’s year-round Team Up Community Challenge, associates based in the company’s locations in Texas actively participated in signing cards throughout the year. Averitt’s Team Up Community Challenge is an initiative where associates volunteer with organizations throughout their local communities – a process that’s served 220+ organizations in nearly 100 communities so far.

Averitt’s involvement in the program dates back to 2022, when Averitt associates signed approximately 1,000 cards in one week after hearing about the card drive on a local radio broadcast. During the card drop-off, Averitt learned that the station was facing logistical challenges for delivering the cards. Without hesitation, Averitt’s Dallas team stepped in to help.

In 2023, Averitt became an official sponsor of the “10,000 for the Troops” program to continue to help spread holiday cheer to those serving our country abroad.

“Being far from home is challenging no matter the season, and these personalized cards serve as a connection to the warmth and love of home,” said Gary Sasser, chairman and CEO of Averitt, who served in the Marine Corps Reserves. “We want them to know that we are thinking of them and appreciate what they do for our country.”

Averitt’s commitment to giving back to the community and supporting our military is a foundational element of the company’s culture. Earlier this year, Averitt was recognized as a 2024 Top Ten Military Friendly® Employer and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer by VIQTORY.

To learn more about Averitt’s commitment to the military, visit Averitt.com/veterans.

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