TravelCenters of America, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, launched its annual campaign in support of the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF), a non-profit organization that helps truck drivers suffering from financial hardship due to medical problems.
During the month-long event, guests and employees at TA and Petro Stopping Centers will be invited to make donations of $1 or more. Commemorative 2012 wristbands will be given to everyone choosing to donate. Donations may be made at all company restaurants, travel stores, fuel islands and truck service facilities. All donations will go to the SCF. The campaign will run at all TA and Petro locations from Aug. 15 through Sept. 15.
As of May 2012, SCF has helped 555 truck drivers and their families with monthly bills, including utilities and mortgages. The organization also funds health research to benefit professional drivers.
TravelCenters has been supporting drivers through the SCF since 2010. The TA and Petro annual campaign contributions mark the largest single donations the fund receives each year.
“I’m looking forward to again helping SCF raise money for truck drivers – our customers – in need,” said Tom O’Brien, president & CEO of TravelCenters.
“Once again, we thank TA and Petro for implementing this campaign on our behalf,” said Donna Kennedy, SCF’s executive director. “Our partnership with TravelCenters through the Band Together annual campaigns and year-round events has really raised awareness of SCF and generates a great deal of money and support, which allows us to help hundreds of drivers. We wouldn’t be where we are without the help of TA and Petro.”