Epes Wellness Score Card — Benefits of Lemon Water

We’re all always looking for easy tricks to improve our lives, and time and again, one keeps coming up — the completely wonderful health benefits of drinking lemon water. Below are twelve reasons to drink water with lemon.

Hydration

Constipation/Help Stop UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections)

Battle Breath

Weight Loss

Freshen Your Skin

Pump Up the Immune System

Recover from a Workout

Help with Aches and Pains

Reduces Phlegm

Strengthens the Brain

Cleanses The Liver

 

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Epes Wellness Score Card — Challenge 7/11/16

Our first challenge on the Epes Wellness Score Card is to drink the prescribed number of ounces of water per day that your body needs for 6 out of 7 days a week, for two weeks.  To determine your body’s prescribed amount, you use the following equation:

Body weight divided by 2 = # of ounces of water you drink per day.

6 Reasons to drink water:

  1. Drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids.
  2. Water can help control calories.
  3. Water helps energize muscles.
  4. Water helps keep skin looking good.
  5. Water helps your kidneys.
  6. Water helps maintain normal bowel functions.

Epes Transport Participates in Relay for Life Event

On May 13, 2016, the “EPES AVENGERS“ team attended the Greensboro, NC Relay for Life led by the American Cancer Society.  During a Relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they’ve overcome and also recognize and celebrate caregivers who give time, love, and support to their friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers facing cancer. They remember those lost to the disease and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer.  The Epes team exceeded its goal of raising $2,000 during this event.  It raised $2,090.

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Miracle League of High Point

Miracle League of High Point provides opportunities to all children with special needs to play baseball regardless of their abilities.  On April 23, 2016, Epes Transport volunteers had the opportunity to experience the joy of assisting children with special needs to play baseball.

All the volunteers are part of the “buddy” system.  Each buddy is assigned to a player to help assist and protect them at all times while on the field. This is a life-changing experience for not only the players and parents, but for the volunteers who get the privilege to be a part of these special moments for the children.  For more information on the Miracle League, please view their website @ www.hpmiracleleague.org.

Thanks to all the employees and their families who participated in this volunteer event on April 23rd.

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Epes Partners with Food Pantry

Epes has partnered with Guilford County Child Development Food Pantry in distributing food for those in need. On April 14, 2016, members of our Employee Relations and Community Outreach Committee participated in unloading and distributing boxes of food to service families in the community.

Epes is committed to giving back and making a difference in our community.

Picture includes: Evan Patrick (Operations Systems Analyst), Lorie Thompson (Recruiting Compliance Analyst), Jessie Rice (Operations Regional Manager)

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Epes Transport Onsite Career Day

On March 22, 2016, Epes Transport had the pleasure of hosting an onsite career day event for 44 area high school students from Weaver Education Center, a vocational/technical school located in Greensboro, NC.  The event focused on providing information about our operation, career opportunities, continued education and details about our Maintenance Apprentice Program.  Students had an opportunity to hear from key members of the maintenance team; discuss questions with floor technicians and subject matter experts; get a firsthand look at our diagnostic process, preventative maintenance duties and tire/trailer shop operations; and climb into a new Freightliner truck and trailer to get a personal look at what our drivers and technicians see on a daily basis.

The overall feedback was positive from the students, their instructors and Epes personnel. Epes continues to be committed to devoting time and attention to our youth by providing insight on career opportunities available within the transportation industry.

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Epes Transport Participates in Lunch Buddy Community Outreach Program

The Epes Transport, Inc., Employee Relations Community Outreach Committee has partnered with Guilford Child Development to participate in their lunch buddy program at McElveen Child Development Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. Four to five committee volunteers interact with children ages one to four during their lunch period and assist with the children as needed. Volunteers will participate in the lunch buddy program every two to three weeks from 11 am to approximately 12 pm. Epes is excited about the partnership and being able to give back to the community.

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