At Estes, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve. That’s why our company and its employees have devoted countless hours and resources over the years to causes such as:
- Puerto Rico Recovery: When Hurricane Maria hit in 2017, nearly 100 Estes employees traveled to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery efforts and deliver vital supplies from FEMA warehouses. During their off-duty hours, many also volunteered their skills to repair children’s-home facilities across three different communities.
- Supporting Our Troops: Our company has a long history of supporting our military, and will forever be grateful for the sacrifices made by America’s men and women in uniform. Over the years we’ve helped provide outreach to active duty service members in combat and disaster-relief zones by delivering care packages and supplies. And we continue to support Wreaths Across America every holiday season by delivering fresh evergreen wreaths to the gravesites of fallen veterans.
- Employee-Directed Giving: In 2019, Estes donated $1 million across 20 different charities of our employees’ choosing. Through a company-wide nomination and voting process, we asked our employees to identify the causes they felt most passionately about. We then made donations to those that received the most employee votes, including charities with missions to support children, health, seniors, pets, and veterans.
- Grassroots community involvement: The spirit of giving is strong among Estes employees in their local communities. Many of our terminals choose to celebrate the holidays by participating in the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program, or adopting a family through Angel Tree. Every year, there’s an outpouring of generosity from our employees as they donate toys, clothes and supplies for families that cannot afford gifts.