Pilot Flying J team members give back for National Volunteer Week

April 17, 2019

Pilot Flying J team members at the company’s Knoxville headquarters partnered with 15 local organizations to give back during National Volunteer Week, providing 1,476 hours of volunteer assistance.

Pilot Flying J volunteers spruce up landscaping at Young-Williams Animal Center on Thursday, April 11. The company had 408 volunteers donating time at 15 area nonprofits during National Volunteer Week, which was observed April 7-13. Participating volunteers from Pilot Flying J included, from left: Charles Griffin, Leslie Hedley, Emily Suggs, Savannah Johnson, Evan Hurley and Kristy Armstrong.

Pilot Flying J volunteers helped Children’s Center of Knoxville, Emerald Youth Foundation, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, Sertoma Center, Young-Williams Animal Center, Zoo Knoxville and seven other local organizations with projects that included landscaping, general cleanup, playtime with adoptable animals and food warehouse assistance.

In total, 408 team members participated in the community outreach initiative April 11-12. National Volunteer Week, which was held nationwide April 7-13, celebrates the impact of volunteer service to build stronger communities.

“Giving back is a core principle of Pilot Flying J,” said Meg Counts, community relations and events manager. “Our company aims to make a significant impact in our hometown, and we appreciate our team members giving their time, energy and enthusiasm for the Knoxville community.”

About Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, is committed to connecting people and places with comfort, care and a smile at every stop. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has more than 750 retail locations in 44 states, Roadside assistance available at over 145 locations nationwide and growing as part of its Truck Care program, 44 Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Centers, and 34 Boss Shops. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 72,000 parking spaces for trucks with Prime Parking at more than 400 locations, 5,200 deluxe showers and more than 6,200 diesel lanes with 5,200 offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 15 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.