For Immediate Release
St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund Selected to Receive Portion of Pilot Flying J’s $2 Million Donation
In honor of its 60th anniversary, Pilot Flying J selected more than 20 nonprofits around the U.S. to support financially.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Nov. 12, 2018 – Nonprofit St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF) received an impactful gift from Pilot Flying J to support semi-truck drivers and their families who are out of work due to a recent injury or illness. The donation of $60,000 was awarded as part of Pilot Flying J’s $2 million commitment to giving back in celebration of its 60th anniversary this month.“It may be Pilot Flying J’s 60th birthday, yet its nonprofits like St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund receiving the gifts,” stated SCF Executive Director Dr. Donna Kennedy. “This donation will go far in helping truckers in need. We love that both SCF and Pilot are Knoxville based organizations with a heart for helping truck drivers.”
Donations to SCF help provide financial assistance to ill or injured truck drivers. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment to providers for household living expenses, insurance, prescription drugs, and some medical procedures. SCF also provides health and wellness programs for drivers in hopes to prevent some medical illnesses. Some of these programs include health challenges, smoking cessation, and free flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines.
“A spirit of community and philanthropy was instilled in our company’s culture from the beginning,” said Meg Counts, community relations and events manager of Pilot Flying J. “To celebrate and thank our guests and team members for 60 years in business, we wanted to give back to the communities and people we serve. We are proud to partner with St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund in support of its mission and programs to help our communities thrive. Together, we are truly able to fuel life’s journeys.”
Pilot Flying J’s giving is focused on fueling those who serve by supporting military heroes and their families, and helping communities across the country improve the quality of life for people at home and on the road. To learn more about Pilot Flying J’s 60th anniversary giving, visit PilotFlyingJ.com/Giving-Back.
About Pilot Flying J:
Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, is committed to connecting people and places with comfort, care and a smile at every stop. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has more than 750 retail locations in 44 states, Roadside assistance available at over 135 locations nationwide and growing as part of its Truck Care program, 44 Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Centers, and 34 Boss Shops. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 72,000 parking spaces for trucks with Prime Parking at more than 400 locations, 5,200 deluxe showers and more than 6,200 diesel lanes with 5,200 offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 15 on Forbes’s list of America’s Largest Private Companies. Visit www.PilotFlyingJ.com for more information.
About St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund:
The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF) helps over-the-road/regional semi-truck drivers and their families who are out of work due to a recent illness or injury. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment to providers for household living expenses, insurance, prescription drugs and some medical procedures. The SCF also provides health and wellness programs such as free vaccines and smoking cessation. For more information, visit TruckersFund.org.
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