The Travelers Protective Association's Scholarship Trust Presents 54 Grants

The trust for the hearing impaired awards $20,800 to recipients from 20 different states
( | Press Release | 2017-05-08 18:44:41 )
The Travelers Protective Association (TPA), a fraternal benefit society, recently awarded 54 grants through its Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired totaling $20,800 during the 2017 first quarter. The grants, which are distributed nationwide to recipients throughout the year, ranged from $100 to $1,000 per person based on necessity. Recipients ranged in age from five months to 77 years old and were from 20 different states. This quarter 16 grants were presented to Missouri residents and included those in Florissant, Hillsboro, St. Charles and Sedalia.

Established in 1975, the organization’s Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired provides financial aid to those who are deaf or hard of hearing. 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 5,200 recipients.

Founded in 1890, TPA’s national headquarters is located at 2041 Exchange Dr. in St. Charles, Mo. 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. The Association is licensed in 29 states.

“I am extremely proud of our Association and the work we do in supporting those with various levels of hearing loss,” said TPA’s Chief Administrative Office Albert M. Shoemaker, Jr. “Not only do we financially assist recipients in our own backyard, but we also help people who need aid throughout the nation.”

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.

Pictured is Kaden, an eight-year-old boy from Florissant, Mo., who received a grant from the Travelers Protection Association.

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