2017 'Band Together' for St. Christopher Fund begins Aug. 1

By Land Line staff | Monday, July 31, 2017

During the month of August, TA and Petro Stopping Center locations will again participate in the 2017 Band Together for St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund.

This year’s campaign kicks off on Tuesday, Aug. 1. As in past years, those making $1 donations will receive a commemorative wristband and those making $5 donations will receive an SCF keychain.

All donations go directly to SCF. Donations help truck drivers and their families who have financial needs due to medical problems.

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, will be hosting the eighth annual “Band Together” fundraiser. The monthlong campaign will run at participating TA and Petro locations through Aug. 31. During the event, guests and employees at TA and Petro Stopping Centers will be invited to make contributions. Contributions may be made at participating TA and Petro restaurants, travel stores, fuel buildings and truck service facilities.

TravelCenters has been supporting drivers through the SCF since 2010. The TA and Petro annual campaign marks the largest single contribution the SCF receives each year. As of July 2017, the SCF has helped more than 1,900 truck drivers and their families with monthly bills, including utilities and mortgages.

Two more nationally known truck stop chains are joining the effort, as Coffee Cup Fuel Stops and Sapp Brothers’ locations will also “band together.”

Professional drivers who are suffering from financial hardships due to medical problems can apply to the SCF for help. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment for mortgage/rent, utilities, vehicle payments, insurance, prescriptions and/or some medical procedures. For more information, visit TruckersFund.org or call 865-202-9428.

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