St. Louis, MO, August 10, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Travelers Protective Association (TPA), a fraternal benefit society, recently awarded 57 grants through its Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired totaling $22,750 during the 2016 second quarter. The grants, which are distributed nationwide to recipients throughout the year, ranged from $150 to $750 per person based on necessity. Recipients ranged in age from two to 93 years old and were from 24 different states. This quarter 11 grants were presented to Missouri residents.
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 5,000 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 23,000 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.
“We are very proud of our organization’s efforts to award grants for such a worthwhile cause,” said TPA’s Chief Administrative Office Albert M. Shoemaker, Jr. “We provide this service because no child should ever have to go without in terms of his or her hearing impairment.”
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.