The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is preparing to launch its 16th annual Truckers for Troops campaign, a fundraising effort that supports U.S. military servicemen and women serving in combat zones around the world. The campaign will be held November 7-14, in conjunction with Veteran’s Day, next Friday, November 11.
An OOIDA tradition since 2007, Truckers for Troops raises money to send care packages to troops overseas and also supports veterans facilities across the country, including those assisting or housing wounded, disabled, or homeless service members. OOIDA has raised more than $729,000 and sent more than 3,200 care packages, supporting 39,252 members of the military, via Truckers for Troops over the past 15 years.
The week-long fundraising effort will include daily broadcasts on OOIDA’s Land Line Now satellite radio show on Sirius XM 146. Truckers can tune in to help, or contact the association directly at 816-229-5791, according to OOIDA. For more information, visit the association’s dedicated web page.