The Travelers Protective Association Awards 38 Grants
03.13.16 | tpassoc
The Travelers Protective Association (TPA), a fraternal benefit society, recently awarded 38 scholarships through its Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired totaling $16,950 during the year’s third quarter. The grants, which are awarded nationwide to recipients throughout the year, ranged from $200 to $750 per person based on necessity. This quarter nine grants were presented to Missouri residents.
Established in 1975, the organization’s Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired provides financial aid to those suffering from deafness or hearing impairment. Grants are used for mechanical devices, medical and specialized treatment, and education that includes speech classes and interpreters. To date the trust has distributed over $2 million to approximately 5,000 recipients.
Founded in 1890, TPA’s national headquarters is located at 2041 Exchange Dr. in St. Charles, Mo. The association is licensed in 29 states and has over 24,000 members, which includes more than 17,000 members who have been a part of the organization for over 25 years. TPA offers fraternalism to its members, as well as participates in safety projects and community service. The association provides accident, disability and death benefits to both its members and their beneficiaries.
“This quarter’s grants were awarded to those ages 15 to 81 in 10 different states,” said TPA’s Chief Administrative Officer Albert M. Shoemaker, Jr. “We feel privileged to support those in need, and we are truly honored to help so many deserving individuals.”
TPA established The Homer T. Wilson Fund, which provides emergency financial aid and is designated for indigent members, widows, widowers and orphans. The association is also involved with Children Have An iDentity (CHAD), a local and national level safety sticker program.
For more information, call (636) 724-2227 or visit the website at www.tpahq.org.