Companies Partner To Deliver Bottled Water To Hurricane Victims

Childers Oil donated bottled water, Lucas Oil Co. provided transportation with financial assistance from AMBEST, and The Salvation Army will distribute the water.

Childers Oil Co., 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 week.

Childers Oil donated the bottled water, Lucas Oil Co. provided the transportation with financial assistance from AMBEST, The Salvation Army accepted the water and will facilitate safe delivery to the Hurricane Sandy victims.  

“We are proud to be a part of this collaborative effort to provide relief to victims of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy,” said a spokesman for AMBEST. “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 Co. is a family operated business based in Whitesburg, Ky. 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 Feb.28, 2006 Lucas Oil purchased the naming rights to the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, 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 U.S.



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