WESTLAKE, Ohio (April 23, 2014) — Employees of TravelCenters of America L.L.C. (TA) have donated $5,260 to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF).
The donations assist the non-profit organization that provides direct assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship.
Westlake-based TravelCenters, which operates the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, said the donations came from attendees at the TA and Petro booth at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky., last month. The company's employees also held a corporate event to raise donations for the fund.
“Nearly $5,000 in donations was generated at MATS,” said Tom O'Brien, TravelCenters president and CEO. “That more than doubles any donation amount we've collected at a trade show for the SCF, once again proving the extreme generosity of drivers and their interest in helping each other.”
Each year, TA and Petro locations hold the “Band Together for SCF” fundraising campaign. The winning site for the 2013 campaign was the TA outlet in Harborcreek, Pa., which pulled in nearly $7,500 in donations during the month-long campaign. Team members from the Harborcreek location attended this year's MATS to assist in sharing information about the SCF and collecting donations in the TA/Petro booth at the show.