On behalf of Pioneer Petroleum and Fastop Markets, a $2,000 check was presented to C.E.A.S.E. The donation was made possible through the BP Fueling Communities Program. BP has made this program available across the nation to allow local distributors such as Pioneer to donate to local charities.
“C.E.A.S.E. operates 24-hour shelters in Morristown and Tazewell to assist individuals who are victims in our community and to enable them to live violence free lives,” Billingsley said.
C.E.A.S.E. maintains a crisis hotline 24 hours a day where trained staff answer calls and are available for counseling sessions at anytime.
“Every 12 seconds in the United States, a woman is beaten by someone who claims to love her. C.E.A.S.E. is available to help those who reach out for assistance,” Billingsley said.
Jerry Isaacs, vice president of Pioneer, said, “We are proud to be associated with the BP Fueling Communities program. Grants from BP enables Pioneer to give back to the charitable organizaions that are so important to our communities. As an operator of neighborhood markets, under the Fastop name, in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina, we truly appreciate the customer and strive to be a good neighbor.”