The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to professional truck drivers and families of truck drivers, who have medical problems and can not otherwise afford health care. According to their site:
“Studies have shown that more than 70% of the 3.2 million professional drivers in the U.S. have one or more serious health problems such as obesity, diabetes, sleep disorders and cardiovascular disease. Professional drivers also lack the same access to health that most Americans enjoy.”
On a further note, it has been shown that professional long haul truckers experience a life expectancy rate that is ten years shorter than the average person. Due to the hardships of trucking, professional drivers often face medical expenses that can easily overcome their ability to pay. St. Christopher provides financial assistance to as many drivers and families as they can through the donations received.
Their Mission Statement:
“SCF helps professional drivers and their families who have financial needs due to medical problems. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment for medical services or prescription drugs, assistance with expenses while recovering from illness and out of work, or negotiating price reductions with insurance companies, medical providers and hospitals.”
Founded by Dave Nemo, host of the Dave Nemo Show (XM Radio Channel 171 – Open Road) and Dr. John McElligott, the Chairman and Founder of Professional Drivers Medical Depots, they offer help for those drivers and families of drivers who may be experiencing difficulties in paying medical expenses.
For more information about the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund or to make a donation, please send a letter to:
P.O. Box 30763
Knoxville, TN 37930
Or visit their website . . . Truckers Fund
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