St. Louis, MO, September 25, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Travelers Protective Association (TPA), a fraternal benefit society, recently gave Sedalia, Mo. resident Terry Cockrell the Homer T. Wilson Fund grant of $1,000 to help pay for bills associated with his daily living expenses and medical issues. Cockrell is 36 years old and, due to his health, is no longer able to work.
The Homer T. Wilson Fund provides emergency financial aid and is designated for indigent members, widows, widowers and orphans. Cockrell has been a member of TPA’s Sedalia Post of the Missouri Division for four years.
“This grant is designed to provide assistance when life gets overwhelming,” said TPA’s Chief Administrative Officer Albert M. Shoemaker, Jr. “Terry has experienced some tough times, and we are honored that our organization can help.”
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 23,000 members, which includes more than 17,000 members who have been a part of the organization for more than 25 years. TPA offers fraternalism to its members, as well as participation in safety projects and community service. The association provides accident, disability and death benefits to both its members and their beneficiaries.
TPA also offers the Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired, which has allocated more than $2 million to approximately 5,000 recipients. The association’s involvement is on both a local and national level and has adopted the Children Have An iDentity (CHAD) sticker program as a National Safety Program.
For more information, call (636) 724-2227.