WESTLAKE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, today launched its annual campaign in support of the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF), a non-profit organization that helps truck drivers suffering from financial hardship due to medical problems. The campaign will run at all TA and Petro locations from Aug. 15 – Sept. 15, 2012.
During the month-long event, guests and employees at TA and Petro Stopping Centers will be invited to make donations of $1 or more. Commemorative 2012 wristbands will be given to everyone choosing to donate. Donations may be made at all company restaurants, travel stores, fuel islands and truck service facilities. One hundred percent of all donations will go to the SCF.
“I’m looking forward to again helping SCF raise money for truck drivers – our customers – in need,” said Tom O’Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters.
TravelCenters has been supporting drivers through the SCF since 2010. The TA and Petro annual campaign contributions mark the largest single donations the Fund receives each year. As of May, 2012, SCF has helped 555 truck drivers and their families with monthly bills, including utilities and mortgages. The organization also funds health research to benefit professional drivers.
“Once again, we thank TA and Petro for implementing this campaign on our behalf,” said Dr. Donna Kennedy, SCF’s Executive Director. “Our partnership with TravelCenters through the Band Together annual campaigns and year-round events has really raised awareness of SCF and generates a great deal of money and support, which allows us to help hundreds of drivers. We wouldn’t be where we are without the help of TA and Petro,” she continued.
About TravelCenters of America LLC
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, is a leading travel center business in 41 states and Canada operating under the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands. With 241 convenient locations off interstate highway exits, TA and Petro offer customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, nearly 500 full- and quick-service restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance services, RoadSquad Connect™ (24/7/365 emergency roadside service), electronic communication (WiFi), and many other services – all within large, high traffic facilities. For more information on TravelCenters and TA, please visit www.tatravelcenters.com. For more information on Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.petrotruckstops.com.
About St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund
The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance to professional truck drivers who have medical problems and cannot otherwise afford healthcare. SCF also conducts health research to benefit professional drivers and the trucking industry. For more information, please visit www.truckersfund.com.