Love’s Donates $32,000 to Oklahoma Volunteer Firefighters
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 23, 2018 - In response to devastating wildfires across western Oklahoma, Love's Travel Stops (Love's) is donating a total of $32,000 in gas cards to help with fire relief and recovery efforts. Of the countless stories we've heard of bravery and sacrifice in fighting the fires, we've also heard of volunteer firefighters using their own money to fuel the vehicles they use to battle the fires. The donation from Love's will give 32 volunteer fire departments $1,000 in gas cards to continue to fuel vehicles used to fight the fires and reimburse the volunteer firefighters for money they spent out of pocket. Love's employees are delivering the gift cards to fire crews on the front lines today in Woodward, Oklahoma.
"Our hearts are with everyone affected by the multiple fires across western Oklahoma," said Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications for Love's. "Love's has locations in the devastated communities and we are doing what we can to help the brave volunteer firefighters who are protecting Oklahoma families and ranchers."
As fire relief and recovery efforts continue, Love's, headquartered in Oklahoma City, is one of many businesses and organizations in the state stepping up to provide relief for those affected by the wildfires. The outpouring of support is as mighty as the fires being fought.
"We are grateful to Oklahomans, communities and businesses in our state reaching out with their hearts, hands, and wallets to our region in a time of great need," said state Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt. "The donation from Love's is a generous gift to offer relief to our volunteer fire crews working tirelessly to save our fire-ravaged communities."
In addition to the gas cards, employees at the Love's Subway location in Woodward, Oklahoma, have been providing meals over the past few days to feed the fire crews on the front lines.
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 450 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 20,000 people. To learn more, visit www.loves.com.