The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund has teamed up with Grammy nominated country music artist Joe Nichols to help raise awareness for the organization’s mission.
St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund promotes health and wellness for truck drivers and offers financial support and guidance to drivers who are unable to work due to health issues or injuries.
Nichols’ father was a truck driver for 13 years before being diagnosed with a lung condition that doctors attributed to his exposure to diesel fumes during his career. This condition led to his father’s death at just age 46.
“Truck drivers are some of the hardest working men and women in this country and they deserve our support,” said Joe Nichols. “I look forward to doing anything and everything I can to help St. Christopher and their cause.”
Donations to SCF help provide financial assistance to ill or injured semi-truck drivers. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment to providers for household living expenses such as rent/mortgage, utilities, vehicle payments and insurance. 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.
“We are so excited to be working with Joe especially given his personal connection to our mission,” said Dr. Donna Kennedy, SCF executive director. “We hope that by working with Joe and his team we can help raise the visibility of our organization’s mission in order to bring more help and support to the men and women who keep our country and our economy moving every day.”