|[May 04, 2012]
TravelCenters of America Presents $30,000 BP Fueling Communities Grant to Trucker's Development & Relief Fund
WESTLAKE, Ohio --(Business Wire)--
TravelCenters of America, LLC (TravelCenters), operator of TA and Petro
Stopping Centers branded travel centers, presented a BP Fueling
Communities grant donation of $30,000 to The St. Christopher Truckers
Development & Relief Fund (SCF). TravelCenters, a BP Branded Marketer,
nominated SCF to receive the grant for the second consecutive year.
Fueling Communities provides grants to local organizations that are
nominated by BP's Branded Marketers to support the communities
where they do business.
TA and Petro customers and employees also have contributed $4,700 in
additional donations. Professional drivers contributed nearly $2,000 at
the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. in March. TA dedicated
a large section of its show booth to SCF, a nonprofit organization that
provides assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems
have led to financial hardship. Employees of TravelCenters gave another
$2,700 in donations through a variety of company events.
"We were very happy to hear that BP was continuing its Fueling
Communities program this year," said Tom O'Brien, TravelCenters
President and CEO. "Through TravelCenters' nominations, BP has donated a
total of $60,000 over two years to SCF. These dollars are used to help
truck drivers without health insurance, who are suffering financial
hardship. BP's help allows us to provide even greater support to our
TravelCenters has provided support to the SCF since 2010. The company
runs annual "Band Together for the SCF" fundraising campaigns, in
addition to smaller collection efforts at tradeshows and employee events
throughout the year. TravelCenters has helped raise nearly $500,000 for
SCF provides financial support to professional drivers to put toward
prescription medications, living expenses, and medical procedures.
"I can't express how happy we are to have this support again from the BP
Fueling Communities program," said Dr. Donna Kennedy, Executive Director
of SCF. "Our relationship with TravelCenters has made it possible for
SCF to help more than 530 professional drivers since SCF began in 2007."
TravelCenters will have its SCF donation prize wheel at this year's
Truckers' Jamboree at the TA in Walcott, Iowa on July 12 and 13, the
Expedite Expo in Wilmington, Ohio on July 27 and 28 and the Great
American Trucking Show in Dallas on August 23-25. Donations to the SCF
can also be made directly at www.truckersfund.com.
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 238
convenient locations off interstate highway exits, TA and Petro offer
customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, full- and quick-service
restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance
services, RoadSquad™ (24/7/365 emergency roadside service), electronic
communication (WiFi (News - Alert)), 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
The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) is a
501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to
professional truck drivers who have medical problems and are in need of
financial assistance. The SCF also conducts health research to benefit
professional drivers and the trucking industry. For more information,
please visit www.truckersfund.com.
About BP's Fueling Communities Program
The BP Fueling Communities program provides grants to local
organizations that are nominated by BP's Branded Marketers to
support the communities in which they do business. Fueling Communities
gives back to local organizations that support health, education, youth,
food and housing to spread charity and goodwill.
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