Sep 13, 2017
Trucker And Pastor Join Forces To Help Hurricane Victims In Texas And Florida
Amidst the devastation of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, stories of hope continue to emerge. People are coming out of the woodwork and showing their true character by coming together to love their neighbor. One of these is trucker company owner Rob Stock, who is dedicating his livelihood to helping those affected by the storms.
Stock and a group of employees and volunteers have trucked 18 loads of donations to various Texas towns. “This started off with a Facebook post on August 28. That post was shared over 500 times and the “Stock the Trailer” campaign was started,” he tells PEOPLE.
Another guy who has massively helped out with the campaign is pastor Luke Levine of St. Louis. “I was coordinating an effort through our St. Louis office and he was coordinating something similar in Illinois,” Levine tells PEOPLE.
It was a perfect match. With Stock's logistical capabilities and Louis's contacts, the two could really make a difference. “We partner with churches, fire stations and police stations and our goal was to fill a 20-foot UHaul container,” Levine said. With Stock’s help, “We ended up sending five tractor trailers down, fast and furious.”
“These people have lost everything – literally had their homes and lives destroyed,” Stock said. “I can only imagine what I would be going through in that situation, trying to provide for my family. My sacrifice, while some people have lost everything, seems miniscule. It really does.”