In response to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and record-setting rain in Houston and other areas, Averitt Express donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund recently.
The Red Cross is currently using the funds to provide food and shelter to thousands who have been affected by the floods in Texas and Louisiana.
According to Averitt officials, the donation was made from funds collected through the company’s employee giving organization, known as Averitt Cares for Kids. Averitt Cares for Kids is funded by voluntary contributions from employees.
“Our hearts go out to the people who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and in other areas,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We want to do what we can to help the relief efforts, and we hope our contribution to the Red Cross will provide comfort and assistance to the communities we serve.”
Averitt is located in Cookeville, Tennessee.