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Truck stop helps donate $88K to fund for truckers in need

One of the nation’s largest truck stop chains donated nearly $90,000 to support professional truck drivers and their families who are facing illness or injury.

On December 21, TravelCenters of America announced that they were able to donate $88,000 to St. Christopher’s Trucker Relief Fund (SCF) following their “Be a Champion of Change” register roundup campaign, held September 16 through November 30, 2020.

The campaign allowed TA guests to round up the dollar amount on purchases at points of sale in the stores, restaurants and fuel buildings.

This year’s “Be a Champion of Change” campaign featured truck driver Howard Salmon and his 4 year old son Liam, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in January.

“We’re grateful for the millions of professional drivers who continue going to work during the pandemic to ensure crucial medical supplies are delivered and store shelves are stocked,” said Barry Richards, president of TA. “Our guests across America are aware of the immense sacrifice displayed too, as evidenced by the overwhelmingly positive response we received. We were pleased to host this campaign and on behalf of our more than 19,000 team members, I thank all our guests for their incredible generosity.”

“We are so grateful for the public’s support of our nation’s Highway Heroes. Truck drivers have always gone above and beyond; serving the country during the pandemic has been no exception. We feel blessed to be in a position to help them when they need it. We couldn’t do that without donations from the public, and companies like TravelCenters of America. Thank you to everyone that helped make this campaign a success,” said Dr. Donna Kennedy, executive director of SCF.

 Since 2007, SCF has helped over 3,000 truckers and their families and has provided over $3.3 million dollars on behalf of drivers in need.