Love’s Travel Stops donates $100,000 to St. Christopher Truckers Fund
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 9, 2020 - Love's Travel Stops recently contributed $100,000 to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). The donation will help professional drivers who can't work due to illness or injury, which could be more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This donation reflects our belief that professional truck drivers are the backbone of the U.S., especially during this challenging time," said Jenny Love Meyer, executive vice president and chief culture officer of Love's Travel Stops. "This contribution enables us to help drivers with immediate needs when they are unable to work due to COVID-19 or other medical issues."
SCF is a nonprofit organization that helps professional drivers and their families when an illness or injury causes them to be out of work. This fund helps with expenses like rent or mortgage, utilities, insurance and vehicle payments.
"We cannot thank Love's Travel Stops enough for this generous donation. Professional drivers are vital to our everyday lives, and it is humbling to see their commitment. Even during this national pandemic, they are continuing to deliver the essential supplies we all need," said Shannon Currier, director of philanthropy and development for the St. Christopher Relief Fund. "These men and women are the heroes of the highway during this crucial time, and we are honored to be here to support them when they need us most."
Truckers needing assistance from SCF can apply by clicking here. To donate to SCF's mission to support truckers and their families in financial need, click here or contact Shannon Currier at firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay connected to Love's operations, follow the company on Facebook and Instagram.
About Love's Travel Stops
Love's Travel Stops is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 510 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 25,000 people. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love's has more than 380 truck service centers, which include on-site and stand-alone Speedco and Love's Truck Care locations. Love's and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network. Love's is committed to providing customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com.
About St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund
The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF) helps over-the-road/regional semi-truck drivers and their families who are out of work due to a recent illness or injury. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment to providers for household living expenses such as, rent/mortgage, utilities, vehicle payments, and insurance. The SCF also provides health and wellness programs such as free vaccines and smoking cessation. For more information, visit TruckersFund.org.