Love’s Travel Stops has donated $100,000 to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). SCF is a nonprofit that provides resources and financial help for truck drivers and their families going through illness or injury.
“Professional truck drivers keep America moving, and this is one way we’re thanking them for all they do for the country,’’ Jenny Love Meyer, executive vice president and chief culture officer of Love’s, told The Trucker News staff. “St. Christopher is a great organization that helps drivers every day, and we’re glad to continue to support the organization.”
Love’s donated $100,000 to St. Christopher in April of 2020, at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The relief fund helps with expenses like rent, mortgage, utilities, insurance and vehicle payments, according to the SCF website. It also provides health and wellness programs for drivers.
“The trucking industry is the backbone of our economy, and professional drivers are the heart of the industry. We depend on those drivers every single day and they can depend on St. Christopher Truckers Fund every single day,” Shannon Currier, director of philanthropy and development for SCF, told The Trucker News staff. “We are humbled by the continued generosity of Love’s Travel Stops and their commitment to ensure the men and women of this industry have support when they need it most. Thank you for being a hero to our highway heroes.”
If you are a truck driver in need of assistance, you can apply at: truckersfund.org/application. Those who would like to donate can visit truckersfund.org or email Shannon Currier at [email protected].