TravelCenters of America Presents Check of More than $241,000 to Help Truckers in Need
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, announced today that their annual campaign for the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) has concluded for 2017. The customer and employee support received during this annual campaign, “Band Together for SCF”, along with raffles and other events held throughout the year, has resulted in the presentation of a check in the amount of $241,310.58 to the SCF.
By rallying customers and employees around the single cause of helping professional drivers who are suffering financial hardship due to medical problems, TravelCenters has worked to help provide more than $2.2 million since 2010 for the fund.
Band Together ran during August at TA and Petro Stopping Centers locations nationwide, and invited customers and employees to support the cause in helping drivers in need. The Band Together campaign provides wristbands, in exchange for donations of $1 and $5, that drivers and others can wear to show their support for the campaign. TA pays the cost of all of the wristbands and the organization of the campaign and, as such one hundred percent of all monies collected can go to the SCF.
"We’ve been proud to partner with SCF for the past eight years by organizing Band Together. It is truly amazing to see drivers dig deep to help fellow drivers in need. Our company and our employees are honored and proud to stand with drivers, for drivers,” said Tom O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters.
“Band Together is such a special time for us: Not only do we see how generous and supportive drivers are, but we see how many drivers are in need of that generosity and support. We are grateful for those that gave their time, energy and dollars for this program,” said Dr. Donna Kennedy, Executive Director of the SCF. “We are blessed to be here for drivers and we are thankful to TravelCenters for helping us support the truck driving community,” she continued.
About TravelCenters of America LLCTravelCenters 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 Relief FundThe St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that provides assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment for mortgage/rent, utilities, vehicle payments, insurance, prescriptions and/or some medical procedures. For more information, please visit www.truckersfund.org or call (865) 202-9428.