Love's Travel Stops to Donate $3 Million to Oklahoma Disaster Relief
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., May 22, 2013 - Love’s Travel Stops today announced a $3 million donation to support the immediate and long-term relief efforts in Oklahoma following a devastating tornado that impacted the communities of Moore, Shawnee and surrounding areas.
The first $1 million will be designated to the OK Strong Relief Fund established yesterday by Governor Mary Fallin to meet the long-term needs of victims in partnership with the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Another donation of $500,000 will be given to Catholic Charities. The remaining $1.5 million will fund a benefit event to honor those impacted by the storm and to raise additional relief funds.
“Our company has been engrained in the fabric of Oklahoma since 1964. Our hearts are saddened by the news of this tragedy affecting so many of our friends and neighbors,” said Tom Love, Chairman and CEO. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and all those impacted by this horrific event.”
Love’s Travel Stops operates 63 stores in Oklahoma including several in close proximity to the destruction path.
About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Founded in 1964 by Tom Love, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and remains entirely family-owned and operated. With more than 300 locations in 39 states, Love’s current growth rate is approximately 20 locations per year. To learn more, go to www.loves.com, (www.facebook.com/lovestravelstops), or @LovesTravelStop on Twitter.