Pilot Company donates $100,000 to St. Christopher Truckers Fund to help professional drivers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Pilot Company donates $100,000 to St. Christopher Truckers Fund to help professional drivers amid COVID-19 pandemic

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (April 16, 2020) – Pilot Company has donated $100,000 to St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) to support professional drivers and their families in times of need, and especially through this crisis.

“Our country depends on professional drivers to keep our economy moving every day,” said Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Company. “When professional drivers are in need, we want them to know they can depend on the help provided by the St. Christopher Fund. We must work together as an industry to ensure drivers have the resources they need to safely do their jobs, support their families and keep the supply chain moving. Despite these difficult and uncertain times, professional drivers continue to go above and beyond, and we are honored to do our part in supporting them with this donation.”

Pilot Company has partnered with SCF since 2015 to help provide relief to professional drivers when they need it most. The nonprofit organization aids professional drivers and their families who are out of work due to a recent illness or injury, the instances of which could increase as a result of the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance from SCF may be in the form of direct payment to providers for household living expenses, such as rent/mortgage, utilities, vehicle payments and insurance. The fund also provides health and wellness programs for drivers, such as free vaccinations and smoking cessation assistance, with the aim toward preventing some medical illnesses and negative effects.

“Thank you, Pilot Company, for your generous and continued support of St. Christopher Fund,” said Shannon Currier, SCF director of philanthropy and development. “Professional drivers are facing this virus head-on as they crisscross the country delivering the essential supplies all Americans need, and this donation will help ensure that SCF will be there for our highway heroes when they need us most.”

Truckers needing assistance from SCF can apply at truckersfund.org/application. To donate to SCF’s mission to support truckers and their families in financial need, visit truckersfund.org/donate or contact Shannon Currier at shannon@truckersfund.org.

For more information about how Pilot Company is prioritizing the health and safety of guests and team members and supporting drivers and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit pilotflyingj.com/covid. To learn more about Pilot Company and its longstanding commitment to giving back, visit pilotcompany.com/about.