The inaugural “Highway to Hope” virtual benefit concert raised more than $75,000 for the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF) which supports professional over-the-road and regional drivers recently out of work because of an injury or illness. Held May 16, the concert was headlined by country music singer Wynonna Judd with husband Cactus Moser and the Big Noise Band along with other country music artists who support the trucking industry through their music, including John Schneider, Billy Dean, Lindsay Lawler and Heath Sanders.
The first-ever virtual concert for SCF was hosted by trucking industry mainstay Jimmy Mac, host of Radio Nemo, along with support from Donna Horton, Radio Nemo senior sponsor relations representative.
“SCF’s mission is all about HOPE. Hope for drivers when they need financial assistance because of an injury or illness, hope for a healthy life on the road with our health and wellness programs, and hope and encouragement during those long days, weeks and months on the road away from their families. Thank you to everyone that made this first ever Highway to Hope event possible and thank everyone that joined us for the livestream,” said Shannon Currier, director of philanthropy and development with St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund. “Your support will make a difference in the lives of the men and women we love, appreciate, and depend on. We hope you will join us for the next event!”
Donna Horton praised the efforts of St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund and was pleased to be part of the concert saying, “What an honor to be a part of something bigger than myself. This event was meant to bring HOPE to the trucking community. To remind the drivers that they are appreciated and cherished! To give HOPE that they too will be taken care of should they ever need it, just as they take care of us on a daily basis,”
Corporate sponsors included the National Association of Small Trucking Companies and Averitt Express, who stated it was honored to participate in the effort to support the men and women who provide such a vital service to the country.
“We are so appreciative of all the artists for their time, all the sponsors for their support, and every individual that purchased a ticket to this amazing event,” Donna Kennedy, SCF Executive Director.
SCF released an artist podcast series in conjunction with this event. The SCF Highway to Hope podcast is produced by Greg Thompson of the Podwheels Network. You can hear all the artist interviews on the SCF podcast page at truckersfund.org/scf-podcasts.