Employees Give Back Through “Southeastern Serves” Program
LEXINGTON, S.C. (Jan. 29, 2018) – Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced its participation in 5,954 total hours of community service, during 82 total projects, in 2017 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 fortunate enough 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, 1,637 participants, including Southeastern associates and their friends and family members, volunteered in Southeastern Serves projects ranging from renovating houses for families in need, collecting food for the homeless, providing pizza parties for foster children and serving meals for victims of domestic abuse.
Most recently, account managers from Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky joined Georgia Baptist Children’s Home at their Palmetto, Georgia, campus to provide 12 families a refreshed living space. Across two apartment buildings, the team painted 25 doors and two laundry room floors, planted 30 pieces of shrubbery, pressure washed the exterior and spread mulch across multiple flower beds.
In Greenville, South Carolina, the Southeastern team filled two pickup trucks with food for children and house parents of Miracle Hill Children’s Home.
Meanwhile, the Houston, Texas, sales team served a lunch and provided fellowship, to more than 200 women and children at The Star of Hope Women and Family Development Center.
“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 2018,” said Heaton.
This is the sixth 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 14 states and Puerto Rico. Southeastern has a network of service partners to ensure transportation services in the remaining 36 states, Canada, 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. Southeastern Freight Lines subsidiary, Southeastern Logistics Solutions, provides expedited service and multi-modal transportation services across the nation through strategic capacity partnerships. For more information, please visit www.sefl.com and www.facebook.com/SoutheasternFreight.