Wow what a year! Been a busy one for disasters, and making new friends! Thank you to all the groups we work with and a big high five to all of our volunteer carriers and our board members for stepping up!
Also it was our first full year in existence and our first year as a nonprofit!
When the spring thaw hit the Midwest states this year, Owner Operators and Executive Committee Chairman, Leeland & Lisa Schmitt, and a few of their friends jumped in to haul a few loads of hay for Midwest farmers!
We partnered with Shell Lubricants and the ATA "Share the Roads" Program to move supplies to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to help people hit by the flooding. Many thanks to ABF and Werner Enterprises for the chance to meet and work with two big hearted drivers who gave it their all!
Executive Committee Member Dave McCauley brought some grain, feed and animal food from Colorado to the Midwest to help feed animals during the floods as well!
Then when Hurricane Dorian slammed the Bahamas we were hammered with requests for help. South Florida is a bad market and a hard area to support for trucks but our VP Cheryl Pollard managed to haul two shipments to support the Bahamas and our CEO and Founder Shelli Conaway got the chance to help transport a couple of pallets down as well!
Trucks With Room also made a few donations on our own. With financial help from Comittee Member Jim Bardsley, supporter Ed Slatery and many other donors we were able to make a small difference in a few peoples lives this year. We collected donations and purchased a few tents for the people affected by the floods on Pine Ridge Reservation in SD. We also purchased supplies for a Christmas dinner for the less fortunate in a small rural eastern Kentucky community. As well as thru a few collected donations we helped 100 families in Jackson County Florida with a turkey for their Christmas dinner.
While this may not seem like alot, the impact to the people we reached means the most.
Remember... Every little bit helps, and it only takes one person to make a difference in anothers life. Will you be that one person?