Thursday, May 23, 2013

Love's donates $3 million for disaster relief

My brother Chris e-mailed me this article this morning.  You may have seen Love's truck stops along the side of the highway when you've traveled cross country and needed gas. 

They are based on Oklahoma City and Chris started working for them earlier this year.  He was looking for a company with heart, and it looks like he got it!  He re-posted this article on his Facebook page with the comment, "Thankful to work for such a great company."

Great job Love's!

To see the original press release on the Love's website, click here

Love’s Travel Stops today announced a $3 million donation to support the immediate and long-term relief efforts in Oklahoma following a devastating tornado that impacted the communities of Moore, Shawnee and surrounding areas. 

The first $1 million will be designated to the OK Strong Relief Fund established yesterday by Governor Mary Fallin to meet the long-term needs of victims in partnership with the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Another donation of $500,000 will be given to Catholic Charities. The remaining $1.5 million will fund a benefit event to honor those impacted by the storm and to raise additional relief funds.

“Our company has been engrained in the fabric of Oklahoma since 1964. Our hearts are saddened by the news of this tragedy affecting so many of our friends and neighbors,” said Tom Love, Chairman and CEO. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and all those impacted by this horrific event.”

Love’s Travel Stops operates 63 stores in Oklahoma including several in close proximity to the destruction path. 

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