Miracle League Volunteers Needed

Epes once again has partnered up with the Miracle League of High Point to volunteer in their buddy system baseball program to help children with special needs.

We have three different dates giving more volunteer opportunities for you and your family.  Please see the information below for more details on how you can volunteer.

WHEN:       Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9am – 1pm

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9am – 1pm

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9am -1pm

WHERE:    2917 School Park Field, High Point, NC

The “Buddy” System Make a New Friend. Gain a New Perspective.

One of the most important parts of the league is the “Buddy” system — pairing each player with a volunteer helper. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time on the field helping a player maximize the joy of their experience. Helping these kids will warm your heart and give you a new perspective on life.

Goals for The Miracle League of High Point “Buddies” are simple:

  • To protect the player at all times.
  • To assist the player according to their needs.
  • To allow the player as much freedom as possible to play.
  • To have fun.

Become a buddy and you will be amazed by how much you are needed and cherished by the kids and their families. We promise you will witness a miracle and meet a new friend for life!

Click on the video https://www.youtube.com/embed/aQ7H7Mjao6k?rel=0 or click http://hpmiracleleague.org/ to learn more about the Miracle League.

Contact Amy Exline for more information at 336-931-9817.

Back to School Supply Drive

 

The Epes Employee Relations and Community Outreach Committee is having a school supply drive to donate to the Backpack Ministry for this upcoming school year.  

Please help by donating some of the items listed below by placing in the box located in the Greensboro Terminal breakroom by Thursday, August 18, 2016.

School Supplies:

  • #2 Pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Colored pens (prefer: green, purple, pink)
  • Fishkar scissors
  • Washable markers
  • Glue sticks
  • Plastic 2-pocket folders
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Large pink erasers
  • Nylon zipper pencil pouches
  • Regular size pencil boxes
  • Handheld pencil sharpeners
  • Highlighters
  • Marbled composition notebooks
  • Wide-ruled notebook paper

Contact Amy Exline for more information at 336-931-9817.

Epes Wellness Score Card – Cardio Challenge*

5 Great Benefits of Cardio –

 

1 – Improved heart health

When you increase your heart rate, you are exercising your heart (which is a muscle).  Exercising muscles strengthens them.

 

2 – Increased metabolism

Cardio also increases other functions of your body….your metabolism.  Increased metabolism makes it easier to maintain your weight (or lose it).

 

3 – Improved Hormonal Profile

It releases ‘feel good’ hormones that ease symptoms of depression and decrease appetite.  It is a stress-relief benefit.

 

4 – Improved Recovery Ability

Moderately paced forms of cardio done after a heavy lifting session helps reduce the delayed onset of muscle soreness.  It does this by bringing oxygen-rich blood to your muscle tissue.

 

5 – Management of Diabetes

By doing cardio, you increase your muscles’ ability to utilize glucose.  People who exercise regularly have better control of their blood sugars.

 

The important thing is to keep your body moving!  Any activity that gets your heart rate up – walking, bike riding, jogging, Zumba – find one that is fun and right for you!

 

Taken from Clark, Shannon. “5 Great Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise!” Bodybuilding.com. Bodybuilding.com LLC, 30 December 2015. Web. 25 July 2016.

 

*Please check with your doctor before significantly changing your diet or starting a new exercise regimen.

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.

Alan Oakley Chris Dean Chris Dean1 Dog Brock and Pnina Edwards Donna Garner JT Toler and Amy Exline JT Toler Rodney Edwards JT and Patty Toler

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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