WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and
Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, will launch its annual
campaign on August 1, in support of the St. Christopher Truckers
Development and Relief Fund (SCF), a non-profit organization that helps
truck drivers suffering from financial hardship due to medical problems.
The month-long campaign will run at participating TA and Petro locations
through August 31.
During the event, guests and employees at TA and Petro Stopping Centers
will be invited to make donations. As in past years, those making $1
donations will receive a commemorative wristband and those making $5
donations will receive an SCF keychain. Donations may be made at
participating TA and Petro restaurants, travel stores, fuel buildings
and truck service facilities. One hundred percent of all donations will
go to SCF.
"It's always a great feeling helping SCF raise money for truck drivers
in need. We look forward to this campaign each year," said Tom O'Brien,
President and CEO of TravelCenters. "Seeing how our customers come
together to help their fellow drivers in need is an amazing example of
why we've all come to love and respect the truck driving community. Our
team is proud to play a role in making that happen and telling others
TravelCenters has been supporting drivers through the SCF since 2010.
The TA and Petro annual campaign contribution marks the largest single
donation the Fund receives each year. As of July 2016, the SCF has
helped more than 1,550 truck drivers and their families with monthly
bills, including utilities and mortgages.
"Many believe that 7 is a lucky number. We certainly feel lucky to have
TA's support with 7 years of Band Together! We cannot thank the donors
and TA and Petro employees enough for all they do to make this campaign
so successful. We are truly grateful," said Dr. Donna Kennedy, Executive
Director of SCF.
Professional drivers who are suffering from financial hardships due to
medical problems can apply to the SCF for assistance at www.truckersfund.org.
About TravelCenters of America LLC
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered
in Westlake, Ohio, conducts business in 43 states and Canada,
principally under the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center
brands and the Minit Mart® convenience store brand. For more information
on TravelCenters, TA, and Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.ta-petro.com.
For more information on Minit Mart, please visit www.minitmart.com.
About St. Christopher Truckers Development and
The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) is a
501(c) (3), nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to
professional truck drivers who have medical problems and are in need of
financial assistance. For more information, please visit www.truckersfund.org
or call (865) 202-9428.
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TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
Source: TravelCenters - General
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