Power of Love: $3M in Disaster Relief

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — They say all you need is love, and in this case it’s certainly a major player in disaster relief efforts. Love’s Travel Stops has donated $3 million to support immediate and long-term relief projects in the wake of destruction after a series of tornados tore through Oklahoma earlier this week.

Of the $3 million, $1 million will go to the OK Strong Relief Fund, which was established earlier this week by Governor Mary Fallin. The fund will help support long-term needs of those affected in partnership with United Way of Central Oklahoma.

Five hundred thousand dollars will also be given to Catholic charities, although Love’s did not specify which ones.

The remaining $1.5 million will go towards a benefit to honor those affected by the twister and to raise more relief money.

“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,” says Tom Love, Chairman and CEO.

Love’s has 300 locations in 39 states, with 63 locations in Oklahoma. The business is family-owned and operated.

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