The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association donated $10,000 to the St. Christopher Fund to commemorate Jasmine “Jazzy” Jordan, the 17-year-old who is running across the nation to gain support for the outreach, the OOIDA announced. The fund helps truckers who face obstacles paying for medical care.
Jordan, a resident of Ashby, Minn., started her run last September in California and plans to finish in New York City. Lee Jordan, her father and life OOIDA member, escorts her in the family’s pickup. During her quest, she has had foot injuries, illness and recently, a collision with a car that rear-ended her father’s truck. She started the crusade after an employee of her parents’ trucking company died with cancer-related causes and had no health insurance.
A Facebook fan page details her progress, and Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills has covered Jordan’s progress at www.Channel19.com.
For details on The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, go to http://www.truckersfund.com/.