Throwback Thursday: 1960 — ABF Freight Team In Little Rock Aids Community Chest

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on March 23, 2017 - 8:01 AM

In 1960, ABF Freight employees at the Little Rock, Arkansas, service center contributed more than $3,100 to the Community Chest campaign in Pulaski County.

“Helping the character building agencies and the worthy organizations in one’s home community is part of being a good citizen,” the employee magazine stated. “And members of the ABF family are the finest kind of citizens always.”

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ABF Freight employees at the Little Rock service center pose at the Community Chest rally in 1960.

The Community Chest campaign was a forerunner to today’s local United Way organizations. The Community Chest & United Fund of Pulaski County formed in 1923; it is now known as Heart of Arkansas United Way, according to its website.

ArcBest has long encouraged its employees to make a difference in their respective communities.

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