Companies Work Together To Deliver Bottled Water To Hurricane Sandy Victims
Brentwood, TN… Childers Oil Company with assistance from Lucas Oil, AMBEST, Inc. and The Salvation Army, delivered two tractor trailer truck loads (44 pallets) of bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims this past November. Childers Oil donated the bottled water, Lucas Oil Company provided the transportation with financial assistance from AMBEST, The Salvation Army accepted the water and will facilitate safe delivery to the Hurricane Sandy victims. A spokesman for AMBEST stated “We are proud to be a part of this collaborative effort to provide relief to victims of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The generosity of the Childers family and Lucas Oil is an example to all. The Salvation Army always does a great job of getting help to those who need it most.”
Childers Oil Company is a family operated business based in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Founded in 1966, the company’s roots are in providing bulk petroleum services to retail and industrial customers. In 1977, the company expanded operations and opened its first 24-hour convenience store. The company currently owns 45 retail stores and employs 900 people in the southeast Kentucky region. Childers Oil's truck stop, London Auto Truck Center in London, KY is an AMBEST, Inc. location.
Founded in 1988, AMBEST, Inc. is a Member-owned nationwide network of 188 individually owned and operated truck stops and service centers located in 39 states. AMBEST provides branding, sales, purchasing and marketing programs including "AMBUCK$" which is one the most popular professional driver rewards card programs in the industry.
Lucas Oil Products is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive oil, additives, and lubricants. It was founded by trucker Forrest Lucas and his wife Charlotte in 1989. The company is a sponsor of several NASCAR, H1 Unlimited, NHRA and Indy Racing League events. On February 28, 2006 Lucas Oil purchased the naming rights to the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana which opened in 2008 and is the home field for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.
From its humble origin as a fundraiser started by a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States. As part of the campaign, more than 25,000 Salvation Army workers and volunteers spread throughout the country to ring bells daily and solicit spare change donations to the iconic red kettles from holiday shoppers. In 2011, the campaign raised more than $147.6 million nationwide, a new record supported by the public's nickels, dimes, quarters, dollars, credit cards (and the occasional diamond ring or gold tooth) all collected and used to help people in the communities where they were raised. Last year, the funds helped The Salvation Army provide food, clothing, toys and other assistance to 30 million Americans in need.