Truckers Set a World Record with Charity Event
Posted On December 16, 2013
Author: Gordon McKernan
We all love hearing heartwarming stories around Christmas time. It’s the time of year where we reconnect with family members, reunite with old friends, and think of those that are less fortunate or are experiencing hardships. In Lancaster, Michigan, a group of truckers decided to organize a convoy for the Make a Wish Foundation to raise over $325,000 for children who have life-threatening or terminal illnesses. From their efforts, they were able to organize over 322 trucks for this event, deeming it the largest trucking convoy ever! It has been recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records. Children eagerly hopped into these trucks and took an exciting ride in the giant parade as they waved to onlookers. The photographs with the children and the truckers are featured here: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/848991_2013-Make-A-Wish-truck-convoy–16-heartwarming-pictures.html As we rapidly approach Christmas day, be sure to think of those that that are struggling—whether from health issues, financial reasons, tragedies, or other unfortunate events. Visit a nursing home or a children’s hospital. Volunteer for community events or at the food bank. Sponsor a family. Just as the truckers in Lancaster organized this philanthropic event for the community, we can find a place to get “plugged in” and give back to the community.
Gordon McKernan graduated with his law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1992. Shortly thereafter, he joined McKernan Law Firm and has been practicing law ever since. He is the owner of the firm, and his primary area of practice is representing ‘ordinary people’ who have been injured because of another’s disregard.