TravelCenters of America Presents $30,000 BP Fueling Communities Grant to Trucker’s Development & Relief Fund for Third Year Business Wire WESTLAKE, Ohio -- May 30, 2013 TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has presented a BP Fueling Communities grant donation of $30,000 to the St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund (SCF), a nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship. TravelCenters, a BP Branded Marketer, submitted the grant nomination for the SCF, which BP awarded for the third consecutive year. 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. “We are thrilled that BP’s Fueling Communities program has again awarded the SCF this grant, totaling $90,000 over the last three years,” said Tom O’Brien, TravelCenters President and CEO. “SCF is near and dear to our heart and the hearts of our customers. It’s wonderful to be able to help professional drivers with financial burdens they are facing due to illness,” he added. TravelCenters has provided support to the SCF since 2010 through the company’s annual “Band Together for the SCF” fundraising campaign, as well as smaller collection efforts at tradeshows and employee events throughout the year. To date, TravelCenters has helped raise more than $800,000 for the charity. During this time, the SCF has provided financial support to more than 700 professional drivers for prescription medications, living expenses, and medical procedures. “I can’t thank TravelCenters and the BP Fueling Communities program enough for the nominations and approvals of these grants for three years,” said Dr. Donna Kennedy, Executive Director of the SCF. “The grant monies have greatly impacted the help we’ve been able to give drivers in need.” Professional drivers can look forward to making donations to the SCF at the TravelCenters booth at this year’s Truckers’ Jamboree at the TA in Walcott, Iowa, July 11-13; the Expedite Expo in Wilmington, Ohio, July 26-27; and the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, August 22-24. The 2013 ‘Band Together for SCF’ campaign will run during August, where drivers can donate $1 or more at TA and Petro locations and receive a commemorative wristband. Donations to the SCF can also be made directly at www.truckersfund.org or by calling 877-332-GIVE. About TravelCenters of America LLC TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, is a leading travel center business in 42 states and Canada operating under the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands. With 247 convenient full-service locations off interstate highway exits, TA and Petro Stopping Centers offer customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, more than 500 full- and quick-service restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance services, RoadSquad Connect™ (24/7/365 emergency roadside service), Reserve-It™ (truck parking reservations), 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), nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to professional truck drivers who have medical problems and are in need of financial assistance. For more information, please visit www.truckersfund.org or call (865) 202-9428. 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. Contact: TravelCenters of America Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364 email@example.com
TravelCenters of America Presents $30,000 BP Fueling Communities Grant to Trucker’s Development & Relief Fund for Third Year
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