Love’s Travel Stops donates $1.5 million to United Way in 2022
More than $676,000 raised by employees during annual campaign
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 21, 2022 – Love’s Travel Stops contributed $1.5 million to the United Way of Central Oklahoma in 2022, including over $650,000 raised by employees through the company’s annual campaign that takes place each October. Since 1999, Love’s has donated more than $9 million to the organization.
“Love’s corporate employees always look forward to the annual United Way campaign because it gives them the opportunity to give back to the community they are a part of,” said Shane Wharton, president of Love’s and chair elect, board of directors for United Way of Central Oklahoma. “The tremendous impact the United Way has is vital to the Greater Oklahoma City area, and it’s always great to see the numerous ways our team members are willing to help their fellow community members every year.”For this year’s campaign, money was raised for the United Way of Central Oklahoma with the help of
Love’s corporate employees who pledged funds and participated in virtual auctions and raffles in addition to Love’s contributing a 50 percent match of all employee donations. Other components contributing to the total included vendor donations and donations earlier this year to the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma and Urban League.
“From a record-breaking workplace campaign to countless hours spent volunteering, the generosity of the Love’s team never ceases to amaze us,” said Debby Hampton, president and CEO of the United Way of Central Oklahoma. “Love’s has a true heart for this community, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their support of our United Way.”
In 2021, more than 600,000 service connections of shelter, food and/or material goods were made through the United Way of Central Oklahoma Partner Agencies. All donations raised during Love’s campaign will go to the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s 54 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 600 locations in 42 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 38,000 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 430 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.