U.S. Xpress, a corporate partner of The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, is delivering a truckload of Angel Tree gifts today. The corporation adopted 170 Angels this year, providing necessities and holiday gifts for disadvantaged children and senior citizens in the greater Chattanooga area.
In addition to the Angels adopted this year, employees at U.S. Xpress also contributed cash donations toward The Salvation Army’s food boxes, each of which can feed a family of four for two weeks.
“The Salvation Army so appreciates the long standing partnership we have with U.S. Xpress,” states Major Mark Smith, area commander of The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga. “Hundreds of children will now be able to experience joy on Christmas morning as they unwrap their gifts donated by U.S. Xpress!”
U.S. Xpress President and CEO Eric Fuller said, “We are honored to once again partner with The Salvation Army and provide holiday cheer for individuals and families in need. I am also very proud of the generosity of our employees and everyone else in the community.”
The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program started in Lynchburg, Va. in 1979. The program took off when it launched in Nashville and picked up its first sponsor, the Grand Ole Opry radio station WSM. The station’s broadcasts helped launch the program nationally, and the program now provides holiday gifts for roughly one million children nationwide.