Highway to Hope Virtual First Concert Raises $ 75,000 for Drivers in Need

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The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund announced that the first “Highway to Hope” virtual benefit concert raised more than $ 75,000.

The Highway to Hope concert was held on May 16 to help support professional road and regional drivers out of work due to injury or illness. He has raised funds through corporate sponsors and the sale of individual tickets.

“Thank you to everyone who made this very first Highway to Hope event possible and thank you to everyone who joined us for the livestream,” said Shannon Currier, Director of Philanthropy and Development at the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, in a press release. “Your support will make a difference in the lives of the men and women we love, appreciate and depend on. We hope you will join us for the next event.

The concert was conducted by country music singer Wynonna Judd with her husband, Cactus Moser, and the Big Noise Band with John Schneider, Billy Dean, Lindsay Lawler and Heath Sanders. Radio Nemo host Jimmy Mac hosted the event.

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“What an honor to be a part of something bigger than me,” said Donna Horton, senior sponsor relations representative at Radio Nemo, in a statement. “The purpose of this event was to bring hope to the trucking community. To remind drivers that they are loved and cherished.

SCF said in the announcement that it has corporate sponsors from the trucking industry, including leading sponsors, the National Association of Small Trucking Companies and the Freight and Supply Management Company. Averitt Express. Other sponsors included GlobalTranz, Progressive Commercial Insurance, Acuity Insurance, Red Kap, Brenny Transportation, Total Quality Logistics, CH Robinson, Cocoon MDR, TA Express Coffee Cup Travel Plazas, Volvo, Echo Global Logistics, Allen Lund, Shell Rotella and Doggett Freightliner.

“Averitt Express has been honored to be part of the effort to support the men and women who provide such a vital service to our country,” said Danny Crooks, vice president of corporate transportation at Averitt Express, in a statement. . “Professional truck drivers are truly the backbone of the entire supply chain of our economy. Averitt Express associates thrive in an environment and culture that together, as associates, we have helped to create and nurture.

SCF also released a series of artist podcasts in conjunction with this event. The SCF Highway to Hope podcast is produced by Greg Thompson of the Podwheels Network.

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