Two truck stop chains join TA's 'Band Together for SCF' fundraiser

By Land Line staff | Friday, August 05, 2016

TravelCenters of America’s annual fundraising campaign for the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund began Aug. 1 and will run at participating TA and Petro locations through Aug. 31. The campaign – which began in 2010 – is known as “Band Together for SCF.”

This year, that phrase means more than truckers and TA and Petro employees banding together. Coffee Cup Fuel Stops and Sapp Brothers truck stops have joined the fundraising efforts.

As part of the campaign, guests and employees at TA and Petro Stopping Centers will be invited to make donations, which may be made at participating TA and Petro restaurants, travel stores, fuel buildings and truck service facilities. All of the money generated will go to the St. Christopher Fund. 

If you are trucking through the Upper Great Plains, a special promotion has been extended through the end of August at each location of a Coffee Cup Fuel Stop. Eight fuel stops have joined the effort to raise funds for the St. Christopher Fund through the Band Together campaign. Coffee Cup Fuel Stops are located in Summit, N.D., Burbank, S.D., Plankinton, S.D., Steele, N.D., Hot Springs, S.D., Vivian, S.D., Moorcroft, Wyo., Hartford, S.D.

Sapp Bros. has joined the fundraising efforts, too, for the month of August. Sapp Bros. offers 16 travel centers from as far east as Clearfield, Penn., to Salt Lake City, Utah in the West.

St. Christopher Fund is a nonprofit organization that helps truck drivers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship. The organization has provided more than $1.3 million to 1,575 truck drivers since its inception in 2007. The money helps with such costs as rent and mortgage, utilities, medical costs and insurance. 

The TA and Petro annual campaign contribution is the largest single donation the St. Christopher Fund receives each year. Last year, the campaign generated $315,331 for the charity.

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