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St Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health Care, Human Services, Personal Social Services

Mission: 1. To provide short-term assistance to over-the-road truck drivers when an illness or injury took them out of work. 2. To provide health and wellness programs for truck drivers.

Results: More than $3.5 million has been provided on behalf of over 3,200 drivers and their families since 2008.

Target demographics: over-the-road truck drivers when an illness or injury has caused them to come off the road

Direct beneficiaries per year: 339 drivers and their families.

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: payment to their bill holders for mortgage/rent, utilities, vehicle payments, and insurance.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Back in 2014 just before we moved from California to Florida my wife had a bad accident and could not walk for 5 months and I had to come off the road to take care of her. SCF helped me out by paying some of my bills as I was not getting a paycheck. They are an awesome group for what they do for the drivers and their family. My wife and I help raise money and my company heartland express matches what we raised. It's a honor to help such a awesome charity.

Colette M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been benefiting from their Prevent Diabetes Program. I have learned so much and have been losing weight and building strength while driving my semi truck. Without this program I would probably have been close to taking drugs to prevent full blown Diabetes. My coach Julie is the best along with my fellow participants.

Kari F.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SCF helps so many of our driver friends have received assistance. Thank you for all you do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Had open heart surgery was out for months they pitched in to help me and my family financially they were super nice and helpful to me and my family thanks a million once again

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were in dier need of help after I had complete heart failure and after 38 years over the road they truly came through and helped us pay some bills to help us stay afloat ! Great organization! If it wasn't for this organization we would have been homeless and no telling where at ! Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Truckers Fund helped pay some of my bills while I was out of work. They were wonderful.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is by far one of the best non-profits focused on truck drivers. If you are in need or looking to donate. St. Christopher's Truckers Relief Fund is your stop.

Larry S.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

They provided me with support, tools and education through “Rigs without Cigs” and helped me quit a 2 pack a day 205 year cigarette addiction on 7/10/2019

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got sick out on the road. I finally got home and was admitted to the hospital for 5 days. I had double lung pneumonia. I finally got out of the hospital. But I couldn't return to work without a doctor's release. It took months to finally be cleared by my doc.

We didn't have enough money to survive that long. We were about to have our power shut off and water. We needed help.

I had always donated to st. Christopher's fund for years. Well I knew who we needed to call. One call got the ball rolling and within a day or two. They answered our prayers for help. We got the help we needed and then some.

Thank you all for doing what you do! My family and I are living proof that you all give help and compassion when it's needed most. We could never thank you enough. We still donate as much as we can and always will. So you all can keep helping others!

garyrlove1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Gary Love, new in the trucking industry, I was diagnosed with lung cancer in August 2020...left homeless by a domestic problem where my significant other left me for a meth head. For safety reasons, I was forced to go on a medical leave. Currently going through treatment in hazard, ky, my funds are depleted and Im in need of help...I have a donation page on my Facebook..my profile is under Gary Richard Love.
Anything you can do is greatly appreciated...
I want to get back in the truck but for now my health is of major concern...
Thank you for your consideration and God bless..

Comments ( 1 )

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SCFFund 12/04/2020

Hi Gary. Thank you for the review. It sounds like you should complete an application for assistance. You can do so at truckersfund.org/application or you can call the office at 865-202-9428. Take care.

Donor

Rating: 5

My wife has been the Executive Director of this wonderful organization since its inception. It has been her honor to serve a community of selfless individuals when they become the ones that need a hand up. Truck drivers bring us all that we have, all while putting their lives and health on the line. The St. Christopher Fund staff and volunteer Board of Directors all have a heart for truckers and a passion to find ways to help in their time of need, as well as putting health prevention programs in place for them.

Reasons to know the SCF is a great organization:
1. The kindness and caring of the staff and Board
2. The missions: provide assistance when a driver comes out of work due to an illness or injury/provide health and wellness programs for drivers
3. Their guidelines for assistance are strictly adhered to
4. Medical issues are verified by a review of medical records from our volunteer Medical Director
5. No money is given to applicants-instead, bills are paid directly on the drivers' behalf so that we know where every donated dollar has gone
6. Their guidelines and financials are reviewed and verified by annual audits
7. Their operating expenses stay between 25-27%, meaning $0.75-$0.73/donated dollar is available to support drivers.
8. They process ~400 applications/year with a very small staff

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was very familiar with this charity before I was asked to serve on its Board of Directors. It is the only charity of its kind to assist truck drivers who are experiencing financial difficulties due to medical issues. The number of individuals/families who have been helped and and the wide array of medical issues being experienced by recipients is astounding.
Being a former driver (now retired) myself it was very comforting to know that they (SCF) would be there for me if I ever needed them. Fortunately for me, I never needed their assistance.
Our nations' truck drivers keep America stocked with everything we need and we would be in a world of hurt if not for them, which we have seen during the Covid 19 pandemic.
I am very proud to serve the charity in any way that I can.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Thanks to this organization, truck drivers that find themselves out of work and in need of assistance can look for help and receive it. Our association is proud to have worked with them since inception and thankful that it is here for truckers. They are organized, efficient, caring, creative and persistent in their pursuit of ways to provide help to those that give up so much to make sure stores shelves are filled and the economy keeps moving forward.

1 Joyce Sauer B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund is the only charity dedicated 100% to helping truck drivers an their families. As the owner of a trucking company, I wanted to get more involved and in 2012 joined the SCF board of directors, I am currently the president. SCF has a goal to help truck drivers become healthier! We started the rigs without cigs program as well as driving to wellness, to name a few! SCF is amazing, and has a BIG heart for the men and women behind the wheel!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The ones who really are there to help drivers. During periods of injury or illness, even just supportive community or advice they will help when there are no others.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Saint Christopher truckers relief fund
has helped my family is so many ways... 8 months ago I signed up with Rigs without Cigs and am a successful non-smoker. My husband is currently in the same program... I am in the health challenge starting in a few weeks and love donating to a cause that helps drivers in serious need do to health or an accident that keeps them from the road! Our Family is a Saint Christopher Family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband had a stroke on Easter Sunday,he was the only income in our household and I had no idea how we would make it until his short term disability kicked in. A friend of his told me about St Christopher's and they were so kind and helpful,without their help I don't know what we would have done. We had nothing in savings and I was just lost but with their help we made it and they gave many recommendations on other resources as well.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was off the truck for 6 months due to a back injury, SCF was there for me, and not just monetarily they truly cared about my well being. It meant a lot.

1 Adam H.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I needed help coming off the road to have surgery they were there for my family and I

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I battled to quit smoking for years. Thanks to St. Christopher's and the Rigs without Cigs program, I've been smoke-free for almost a year and a half! I couldn't have done it without them.

2 Sharon Ann R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I also donated during the Band together fund raiser with TA/Petro truck stops. I needed some help with utilities and rent when my back was so bad I had to get medical treatment for 3 months on a regular basis in 2014. They have also helped me with staying healthy after returning to driving with diet and exercise meetings with a coach in a webinar with other drivers in 2017.

Review from Guidestar

2 Julie165

Advisor

Rating: 5

I began to work with The St Christopher Fund in August of 2012. I didn't know much about the trucking industry when I started. I have learned so much about the men and women that we serve. The drivers are hard working people who have health issues and temporarily need a helping hand. Helping professional drivers with financial difficulties is a service that is greatly needed.The people at St Christopher Fund truly care about the drivers and their welfare. I am honored to have been a part of this organization and hope it continues to grow so that more drivers can be helped.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an owner operator, I donate to st christopher fund during there annual fund drive not thinking i would ever need there help. I got sick in october of 2013. I got an ingrown hair that turned in to major infection causing multi abcesses which had to be surgically removed. the whole process has put me out of work for 6 months. I asked for asssistance in Jan 2014. I have been able to keep my house because of the help i recieved. I cannot thank St. Christopher Fund enough.