Danny was the most caring and giving person in the world. He was always there for his loved ones and would give everything he had to help someone in need.
The most important thing to Danny was making other people smile and doing everything he could to improve the lives of others.
He was a truck driver for over 10 years, an outstanding Prime student driver trainer and a CDL instructor. He was awarded CDL instructor of the year for several years and was awarded the 1 million miles safe driving award (almost hitting 2 million). Danny was a member of the prime driver advisory board and the Prime Good Dads organization. He was passionate about training and helping his fellow drivers.
We ask that instead of sending flowers, you donate to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund because we know that would make Danny happy. It would make him proud knowing his friends and family are continuing his legacy in helping others that are going through hard times, and taking care of others just as he did throughout his entire life.
The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) is a 501(c)(3), truck driver charity that helps over-the-road/regional semi-truck drivers and their families when an illness or injury, occurring within the last year, has caused them to be out of work.. The SCF is also working to provide programs that will benefit professional drivers and the trucking industry.
Studies have shown that more than 70% of the 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the U.S. have one or more serious health problems such as obesity, diabetes, sleep disorders and cardiovascular disease. Truck drivers also lack the same access to health that most Americans enjoy.
Access is limited because drivers work irregular hours, spend long-durations away from home, and are unable to navigate side streets and parking lots in their trucks to get to a clinic, pharmacy or hospital. Compounding the problem is the fact that more than one-third of truck drivers do not have health insurance.
The unfortunate result of these circumstances is that drivers are often unable to get treatment in the early stages of disease, allowing the condition to progress to a much more severe state. Minor illnesses become severe, leading to hospitalization and disability. The driver then may lose his/her commercial drivers license and become unable to work. This creates a downward spiral that leads to extreme financial hardship.
- Kathy Shirley
- deanna clapper
- Laura Kuzala Abaloz
- Michele Locher
- Leigh Salyer
St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund
Donations are 100% tax deductible.