Love’s Travel Stops donates over $1 million to United Way in 2021
Funds will go to 55 Oklahoma City area partner agencies
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 15, 2021 – Love's Travel Stops contributed just over $1,036,900 to the United Way of Central Oklahoma through its annual employee campaign in 2021. Since 1999, Love’s has donated more than $8.5 million to the organization.
“Love’s corporate employees really enjoy the annual United Way campaign because they can give back to organizations in the town they live in and that are important to them,” said Shane Wharton, president of Love’s. “The life-changing work the United Way does is vital to the Greater Oklahoma City area, and I’m amazed to see the numerous ways our team members step up to help their fellow citizens each year, especially this year when they donated a record amount.”
For this year’s campaign, money was raised for the United Way of Central Oklahoma by Love’s corporate employees who pledged funds and participated in virtual auctions and raffles. Love’s also matched employee contributions by 50 percent. Other components contributing to the total included vendor donations and donations earlier this year to the Homeless Alliance and Positive Tomorrows.
"We're so appreciative of Love's Travel Stops and the generosity shown by its corporate leadership and employees,” said Debby Hampton, president and CEO of United Way of Central Oklahoma. “Year after year, Love's rallies around our community and provides our partner agencies with the funds they need to serve central Oklahomans. The philanthropic leadership of Love's continues to help us build a stronger, healthier and more compassionate community.”
In 2020, more than 60,000 residents received shelter, food and/or material goods through the United Way of Central Oklahoma. All donations raised during Love’s campaign will go to the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s 55 partner agencies to help address issues ranging from homelessness to food insecurities and crisis intervention.
About Love's Travel Stops
Love’s Travel Stops is the nation’s leading travel stop network with more than 560 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 33,000 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 over 410 truck service centers, which include 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 with over 1,500 maintenance bays and 1,200 emergency roadside vehicles available for customers. Love’s is committed to providing customers with “Clean Places, Friendly Faces” at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter.