Employees Give Back Through “Southeastern Serves” Program
LEXINGTON, S.C. (Jan. 28, 2019) – Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced its participation in 3,617 total hours of community service, completing 90 projects, in 2018 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 less fortunate.
“We are proud to share our commitment of 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 strengthen the communities who support us year after year through giving back.”
This year, 1,065 participants, including Southeastern associates, friends and family members, volunteered for projects ranging from providing Christmas presents and serving meals for children in need, to doing yardwork for elderly community members.
Most recently, the Southeastern team in Laredo, Texas, delivered wrapped toys and celebrated the holidays with a pizza and juice box party for over 80 children at a local at-risk elementary school. After learning that a few second-grade teachers at Jesus A. Kawas Elementary School didn’t have the outcome they were looking for during a holiday plate sale fundraiser, the Laredo team decided to intervene and ensure each student had a gift to open on Christmas.
A few months prior, the Southeastern Finance and Accounting Department served a southern-cooked meal from Hudson’s Smokehouse to the Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter, a group home for children and teens who have faced abuse, abandonment, neglect, and/or homelessness in Columbia, South Carolina.
Additionally, the Southeastern team in Miami, Florida, spent the day cooking and serving breakfast – which ranged from pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and pastries – to the families of children at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida.
“The commitment of Southeastern to support so many deserving organizations and individuals through the Southeastern Serves program is humbling. We look forward to the new community service projects that await us in 2019,” said Heaton.
This is the seventh year for the Southeastern Serves program.
About Southeastern Freight Lines
Southeastern Freight Lines, a privately-owned regional less-than-truckload transportation services provider founded in 1950, specializes in next-day service in the Southeast and Southwest and operates 89 service centers in 13 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Southeastern has a network of service partners to ensure transportation services in the remaining 36 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Mexico. Southeastern Freight Lines provides more than 99.35% on-time service in next day lanes. A dedication to service quality and a continuous quality improvement process that began in 1985 has been recognized by more than 400 quality awards received from customers and associations. For more information, please visit www.sefl.com and www.facebook.com/SoutheasternFreight.