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    Default Volunteer truckers help

    With disasters happening frequently and the need to help those displaced, hungry or without shelter, these volunteers help supply the needs of many.
    Here is a good story of those helping out.

    Volunteer truckers find obstacles delivering supplies to Midwest flood victims
    EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 19 (UPI) -- A group of professional truck drivers, volunteering their time and rigs, successfully transported sorely needed supplies to Midwest flood victims following this spring's catastrophic flooding. But the process was far from smooth.
    The drivers were helping a new nonprofit organization, Trucks with Room to Spare, which connects truckers heading through disaster zones and have space in their rigs with groups and individuals who are donating relief supplies.
    "Lots of trucks travel across America and a lot have empty space," said Shelli Conaway, the group's founder, who is an independent professional driver from Kentucky. "They're carrying the loads they're getting paid for, but they might have space for four more pallets. Four pallets of water is a lot for a city that's been hit by a natural disaster."
    Trucks with Room to Spare is just one of the nonprofit groups that deliver supplies to disaster areas. The American Logistics Aid Network, for example, has been operating since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with a similar goal.

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    Default Re: Volunteer truckers help

    I have never heard of this. There are lots of good people out there. Sadly we rarely hear of them.

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