Love’s Provides $1 Million For Harvey Assistance
(OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 1, 2017) – In response to devastation and widespread flooding caused by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey, Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) is giving a total of $1 million to help with mid- to long-term relief and recovery efforts. Love’s will give $500,000 to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund. This fund ensures 100 percent of donations will be distributed to local United Ways to help victims in the affected areas in Texas and Louisiana in the months and years ahead. Love’s is also earmarking $500,000 to help its employees through the Love’s Employee Emergency Fund during this difficult time.
“Our hearts are with everyone affected by this unprecedented storm,” said Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications for Love’s. “Our Musket fuel trading office employs more than 100 people near downtown Houston, and several travel stop locations throughout Texas and Louisiana employ hundreds more. Many of our employees are among the thousands who have suffered personal and property loss. Even so, many have reported to work to keep our locations open where possible to take care of first responders and anyone needing assistance. We’re beyond fortunate to have big-hearted, dedicated employees across our Love’s, Musket, Gemini, and Trillium CNG companies.”
As relief and recovery efforts continue, Love’s headquarters in Oklahoma City is receiving numerous stories of employees distributing cases of water and food to stranded professional truck drivers and motorists, feeding and providing shelter for families and first responder teams, and working for days on end to keep fuel deliveries on track and travel stop locations open to serve the public. Love’s support teams have also been working around the clock to procure deliveries of fuel, food and supplies. Managers from Oklahoma and North Texas have also traveled to the area to help out.
The $500,000 donation to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund, created by United Way Worldwide, will bolster local efforts to help with mid- and long-term recovery services. The additional $500,000 for the Love’s Employee Emergency Fund helps employees of the Love’s Family of Companies take care of immediate and longer-term needs to get individuals and families back on their feet. For the latest information on Love’s locations, visit Love’s on Facebook and Twitter.
About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1964, Love’s has more than 430 locations in 41 states. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Love’s, which remains family-owned and operated, employs more than 17,000 people. To learn more, visit www.loves.com