Corporate donation and generous employee support to help nearly 500 area families
Chattanooga, Tenn. – (Dec. 1, 2020) – Chattanooga-based U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: USX) today announced increased support for the Salvation Army’s holiday programs. As in years past, U.S. Xpress employees will purchase items for hundreds of “angels” which are a part of the organization’s annual Angel Tree program. This year, the company is also providing an additional cash donation to purchase Food City gift certificates, which will help hundreds of more Chattanooga families in need.
“The pandemic has put an additional strain on area families who were already struggling,” said Amanda Thompson, Chief People Officer at U.S. Xpress. “Our roots are firmly planted in the Chattanooga community and we’re proud to be helping nearly 500 area families this year through this cash donation and the generous contributions of our employees.”
“We’re incredibly grateful to U.S. Xpress for its generous cash donation and the ongoing support of its employees who are helping to make the holidays a little brighter for area families in need,” said Major Mark Smith, Chattanooga Area Commander for the Salvation Army.
For the first time in 130 years, The Salvation Army started its national 2020 holiday fundraising campaign early. The funds raised through the organization’s iconic red kettles are at risk this year due to COVID-19 while requests for services are at an all-time high. Based on the increase in services already provided in response to the pandemic, nationally, the organization could serve up to 155 percent more people in 2020 with Christmas assistance, including putting food on the table, paying bills, providing shelter and helping place gifts under the tree.
U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
Through its subsidiaries, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: USX), offers customers over-the-road, dedicated, and brokerage services. Founded in 1985, the Company utilizes a combination of smart technology, a modern fleet of tractors and a network of highly trained, professional drivers to efficiently move freight for a wide variety of customers. U.S. Xpress implements a range of digital initiatives and technology to drive innovation in the industry, streamline the value chain for customers and improve the overall driver experience. For more, visit www.usxpress.com.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.
Source: U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
Brad Carmony, PR Director