Travelers Protective Association Awards $23,400 in Grants to Recipients with Hearing Loss

ST. LOUIS, MO – 11/16/2017 — On October 18, 2017, Travelers Protective Association (TPA), a fraternal benefit society, issued grants totaling $23,400 during the third quarter of 2017. The funds were donated by TPA members. The grants, which are awarded nationwide to recipients, ranged from $100 to $750 per person based on need. Recipients were located in 20 states and ranged in age from 1 to 95 years old. This quarter 18 grants were presented to Missouri residents, including recipients from St. Louis, Ferguson, Hazelwood, Herculaneum, Mexico, Greentop and O’Fallon.

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 more than $2.2 million to more than 5,400 recipients.

“The generous donations of our members will help people with hearing loss get the help and resources they need, including hearing devices, specialized treatments, speech classes, note-takers, interpreters and more,” said TPA’s Chief Administrative Officer, Albert M. Shoemaker, Jr. “It’s always an honor to be part of this grant-giving process, and we’re grateful to help in any way that we can.”

Delaney Boys, pictured, a girl from Herculaneum, Missouri, has profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. The grant will be used for tuition at the Moog Center for Deaf Education where she is a full-time student.

Persons who experience deafness or a hearing deficiency can apply for aid at All contributions to the Trust are tax deductible; if you wish to contribute, please contact TPA.

About TPA: Travelers Protective Association, a fraternal benefit society, was incorporated in 1890. TPA has a rich history of helping communities through travel safety issues, child safety programs and various community service projects. These activities are supported through the volunteer efforts of our members as well as through joint participation of other organizations.

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