Gives Back Through “Southeastern Serves” Program
LEXINGTON, S.C. (Jan. 17, 2017) Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced its participation in more than 2,800 total hours of community service in 2016 as part of the “Southeastern Serves” program.
Southeastern Serves is a program dedicated to giving back to communities across Southeastern’s footprint by having associates of all levels get involved with providing for the needy.
“We are fortunate enough to share our commitment to providing quality service not only to our customers but to less fortunate individuals throughout the communities we serve,” said Mike Heaton, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Southeastern Freight Lines. “Through the Southeastern Serves program, we are able to give back and strengthen the communities who support us year after year.”
This year, 881 participants, including Southeastern associates and their friends and family members, participated in Southeastern Serves projects ranging from volunteering at food drives and soup kitchens, to providing school supplies and yard work.
Most recently, Southeastern’s Miami service center collected almost 1,700 pounds of food to donate to the Star of the Sea Outreach Mission, serving those in need across 34 locations from Key Largo to Key West, Florida. Additionally, the Greenville, South Carolina service center helped The Pendleton Place revamp their playground this past May, spreading mulch, repairing damaged equipment and creating a barrier so the mulch would not wash away. Over in Texas, 35 volunteers from the El Paso service center cooked a homemade fajita dinner in April for the families living at the local Ronald McDonald House.
“The opportunity Southeastern has to support so many deserving organizations and individuals throughout the year as part of the Southeastern Serves program is humbling. We look forward to the new community service projects that await us in the coming year,” said Heaton.
This is the fifth year for the Southeastern Serves program.
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