TravelCenters of America announced Tuesday, July 12, that it has presented a $30,000 check to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund.
TA, a BP-branded marketer, nominated SCF as part of its participation in the BP Fueling Communities grant program. Fueling Communities provides grants to local organizations that are nominated by BP’s Branded Marketers to support the communities in which they do business.
“We’re very grateful to BP for creating the Fueling Communities program, as it gave us yet another opportunity to play a part in funding programs that help the truck driver community,” said Thomas O’Brien, President and CEO of TA. “We know this money will be put to good use to help truck drivers who suffer from financial hardship due to medical problems.”
In 2010, SCF was presented with more than $200,000 as a result of TA’s 2010 employee and customer fundraising drive. SCF provides financial support to professional drivers to put toward prescription medications, living expenses, and medical procedures. In addition, SCF provides assistance to drivers in lowering medical bill payments.
“We are thrilled to accept this donation from the BP Fueling Communities program and appreciate very much the nomination by TA,” said Donna Kennedy, Executive Director of the St. Christopher Fund. “Our relationship with TA and Petro has enabled us to assist more than 350 drivers since April of this year. This check will allow us to help even more going forward,” she added.
TravelCenters of America LLC, is headquartered in Westlake, OH. It is a leading travel center business in 41 states and Canada operating under the TravelCenters of America and Petro brands.