Every now and then we receive letters of thank you from drivers or their families.
Reply by clayyton on
omg you guys don't know how much this is going to help my wife and i we're just discussing what we we're going to do becasuse she had to call in for work today for the 3rd time because we have a quarter inch of ice on the interstate it is so touching to know people do care and this will help so so much buy food pay bills i never had been in this position before and am humbled by the help thank you so much when maria called to let us know my wife just sat on the couch and cried it was such a relief thank you again so much
Charles Pina of Hillsdale Mi.
i just wanted to thank everyone who helped orginize this and the ones who donated money and time to make this a better x mas for my family and the others that were helped thks from the bottom of my hart charles pina
Kevin L. of Lilly
hey beautiful folks:~
The Arrow Trucking fiasco right before Christmas prompted the Christmas Group to branch off into other areas and become a full time year around Trucker Charity.
I had no clue that I was being considered for the christmas fund- as I thought that were more deserving folks than me.
I am winner number 5. and I just received my FEX-EX package over here in lily...KY. one thing though...how come they had to be WAL-MART debit vcards? they cost $8.94 apiece! maybe the verification aspects of those card kinda won out here...
its true, eldon found me working like a dirt farmer under the shade trees but- hey ya gotta do want you need to do.
I DO have a barn ya know...with a new roof i put over it two years ago.
I'm sending the other card to my sis in cali. I'm sure she will be thrilled about the generosity of you folks. BTW, my only other brother needs mentioning here- he's in NO LA and he has a
thanks so very much from all of you folks.
2009 is gonna be an interesting year, to say the least!
Excerpt from nomination form:
she does not have much to her name she is now living with her parents she is single/in her early 30s she has driven
A message from robert smith
I couldn't leave this unsaid, Robert.
"first off i am sorry its taken me so long to get this posted but the truth is posting the pictures is easy the hard part is i know what i want to say but i dont know how to put it in writing so here goes when we started this last christmas i gave and nominated my sister-in-law (she was # 9 in the final results) when maggie called me to tell me gloria had been selected i was floored i guess i never really expected something like that to happen from a nomination i made here well then i had to call gloria and tell her what i had done she was speechless but as i talked to her over the next few days she told me what she was going to do with her money for her it was finally a way to put a head stone on the grave of the son she lost at birth a few months earlier she put part of it toward
his funeral expense and the rest went towards a head stone it was not enough to cover it all but the point is this group made it happen (i made up most of the difference myself- until now no one but me and gloria knew that ) when the family got together on christmas eve most did not know about this yet and she ask me to stand up and tell them about it this is one of the most meaningful things i have ever been connected to i have never got to hear the conference call where the commitee talked to the winners but i was told there were several tears shed when she got her turn to talk and that the commitee wanted to see pictures that they might want to use her story and pictures to promote the 2010 collections so here you are i have lots of pictures or if any one just wants more details just ask i will post the pictures for all to see and THANKS to all who helped and THANKS for doing what you do" robby smith
Message from Gloria Vess:
Hey to all who have helped. My name is Gloria and I am very happy and apprecitive to what all of you have done and sent to help me. My sons name was Dustin Wyatt Vess and I have hided more than what people have noticed. I do have good days and bad still, but since I got the call telling me that I was getting this help things have looked a lil brighter. He was suppose to have been here for christmas this year so it has been hard but with everyone's help it is getting a lil better. With tomorrow being Christmas I plan on visiting with him. I was so excited about him being here for christmas and now he's not that I still had to get him a tree! I got a small one and put lil baby ornaments on it and put it with him, and I hope to put it there every year that I can with a lil something new on it! But I just really want to express how much I appreciate what all of you have done! I never expected anything like that to happen to me! I hope to one day be able to join my fellow truckers otr again someday. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! God Bless all! Gloria Vess aka Dixxie Cupps