Averitt presents St. Jude with generous donation


For the third consecutive year, Averitt Cares for Kids presented St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a remarkable donation of $400,000.

The funds were collected entirely from Averitt associate contributions during 2012, most of which were $1 weekly payroll deductions. Eighty-one percent of Averitt associates give weekly to St. Jude. Since 2006, associates have given more than $2.6 million to St. Jude through Averitt Cares for Kids, the charitable giving arm of Averitt Express.

According to Gary D. Sasser, Averitt’s president and CEO, the associates of Averitt take tremendous pride in their relationship with St. Jude.

“Averitt associates have always been focused on giving back to our communities, and we believe there’s no better way for us to do that than through our support of St. Jude,” Sasser stated. “In fact, during these challenging economic times, participation in Averitt Cares for Kids has increased. That certainly speaks volumes about the generosity and character of the Averitt team.”

St. Jude thanks Averitt for its devotion and generosity.