Averitt employees donate to aid Tennessee victims

Red Cross of East Tennessee board member Lori Tucker (second from left) and Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee board member Clark Parker (second from right) thank Averitt Express’ Keith Davis (left) and Bryan Snyder (right) for Averitt’s $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross.Red Cross of East Tennessee board member Lori Tucker (second from left) and Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee board member Clark Parker (second from right) thank Averitt Express’ Keith Davis (left) and Bryan Snyder (right) for Averitt’s $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross.

Averitt Express employees have contributed $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help the relief efforts prompted by the recent wildfires and tornadoes in eastern Tennessee.

 The contribution comes from Averitt Cares for Kids. Nearly 85 percent of Averitt employees are part of this group, each giving $1 per week to make a difference in the lives of countless people.

 “Our hearts go out to the people who have been impacted by the natural disasters in East Tennessee,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We want to do what we can to help the relief efforts there, and we’re proud to partner with the American Red Cross as it continues its important work.”

Red Cross disaster workers are assisting those who have lost their homes and possessions, providing relief and support services. They operate three shelters in Tennessee to provide a safe place to stay, as well as providing necessities for evacuees.