Community runners join with Team Navient to support local fire department
“The folks that are here today and the folks from Navient are our heroes,” said Joseph Temerantz, department chief,
The 3.1 mile race attracted a record-breaking attendance of 250 community members, runners and volunteers to rally for the cause.
The 5k run extended through
“We’re honored to bring our community together to support the
At the race, the department debuted their new state-of-the-art fire engine, made possible in part thanks to proceeds from last year’s race.
In addition to the 5k, employees raised funds to support the fire department through Navient's popular Jeans BeCause program. The program allows participating employees a "pass" to dress casually on certain days.
This year’s proceeds will be used to purchase life-saving equipment including life vests for the department’s water rescue program.
Navient team members in Wilkes-Barre created the Ladders and Laces community run after an electrical fire broke out at the company’s
In total, the annual event, coupled with Navient employee contributions, has raised more than
Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) is a leading provider of asset management and business processing solutions for education, healthcare and government clients at the federal, state and local levels. The company helps its clients and millions of Americans achieve financial success through services and support. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Navient employs team members in western New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and other locations. Learn more at navient.com.
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