Trucking charity selling wrist bands at rest stops across the country
Truckers who wish to participate in an ongoing effort to better the lives of other truck drivers and their families have a few more days to do so under a special program. The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund is offering wristbands at several rest stops nationwide, and the proceeds will go to the charity fund, reports Landline Magazine.
Both Petro and TravelCenters of America have green and blue wristbands at many of their locations that can be purchased by all motorists for $1 to support the program. Called Band Together, this initiative hopes to raise about $220,000 this year to assist professional truck drivers who have fallen onto financial hardship, especially those who are suffering from poor health.
According to the organization's website, the St. Christopher program has been providing funds to needy truckers and their families since 2007. By giving out scholarships for compliance training for truck drivers, covering medical bills and offering other means of assistance, the group has ensured that the livelihood of truckers is protected through camaraderie and extra financial stability when required.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Truckers who wish to participate in an ongoing effort to better the lives of other truck drivers and their families have a few more days to do so under a special program.