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Survivor Fund Receives Nearly $50,000

Dec 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that in addition to a generous donation to the museum by the Wisconsin Towing Association, the ITRHFM Survivor Fund was presented with almost $50,000 in donations at the recent Baltimore tow show. Donations came from six separate sources including long-time partners and new ones. The funds will provide financial support to families of those lost in the line of service.

The Survivor Fund helps provide immediate financial help to families affected by tragedy in the line of service and the various companies, organizations and groups of people stepped up to support the Fund’s long-term efforts.

Donated to the Survivor Fund in Baltimore:

AAA Automotive: $10,000

NationSafe Drivers: $5,000

Omadi: $8,178.47

Santander: $15,000

The Maryland Towers: $5,000

Wisconsin Towing Association: $5,000

“These gifts go a long way in helping the families of our fallen and we are grateful for such an impressive amount of giving to the cause,” said Jeffrey Godwin, ITRHFM First Vice President and Survivor Fund Committee Co-Chairman. “We are closing in on our goal of becoming a perpetual fund while being able to increase benefits to families when tragedies occur thanks to the support from the industry.”

On average, close to 60 road service professionals are killed each year assisting stranded motorists on the side of busy roadways or performing their duties in towing and recovery. The Survivor Fund, founded in 2006 and managed by the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, was started to offer financial support to the families that have lost a loved one in the line of service within industry. Since its inception, the Survivor Fund has approved and paid out hundreds of claims to support families in their time of need due to tragic accidents.

To learn more about the Survivor Fund visit