Averitt named St. Jude’s ‘Employee Giving Partner of the Year’

Vice president of information systems Tim Saylor, a Cookeville-area associate, spends some time with a St. Jude patient as part of Averitt's donation presentation in January of 2020.

MEMPHIS – Averitt Express was recognized as the 2020 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Employee Giving Partner of the Year as part of the ALSAC/St. Jude Volunteer Awards, which honors corporate partners, individual volunteers and donors from across the country who generously support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.

Since starting its contributions to St. Jude in 1990, Averitt has raised more than $8 million to support the children of St. Jude, and helped raise national awareness through various initiatives, including its Averitt Cares for Kids charitable-giving organization. That support ensures families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

“We’re very humbled to receive this honor from St. Jude,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We frequently talk about the idea of ‘The Power of One’ and how everyone can make a difference. Our partnership with St. Jude is a perfect example of ‘The Power of One’ in action.”

The ALSAC/St. Jude Volunteer Awards recognize a wide range of St. Jude supporters – from corporate partners to volunteer groups to individual donors. Each year, millions of donors and volunteers come together with corporate partners to continue advancing the dream set forth by ALSAC/St Jude founder Danny Thomas. Because of dedicated and selfless volunteers around the country, St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies of cancer.

Richard C. Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and several other ALSAC executives sent personalized congratulatory video messages to each honoree, as well as an engraved plaque to show appreciation for all that the volunteers have done to support St. Jude.

Visit AverittExpress.com/StJude2020 to watch the video ALSAC and St. Jude produced to recognize Averitt as their Employee Giving Partner of the Year.

About Averitt Express 

Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company is a founding SmartWay℠ partner and specializes in delivering customized transportation solutions that include cross-border, dedicated, expedited ground/air, intermodal COFC/TOFC, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail solutions, temperature-controlled, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage) and warehousing services. Averitt’s technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), warehouse management systems (WMS), and transportation and operations management systems. Together, these services and technology solutions provide “The Power of One” to shippers, allowing them access to multiple transportation solutions from a single provider. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit AverittExpress.com

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