If you've been in an area that's been decimated by a natural disaster, there’s a good chance you saw God’s Pit Crew on the scene.  God’s Pit Crew is a non-profit disaster relief organization based in my hometown of Danville, VA.  You can check out their website here.  At the time of this writing, they have teams in Moore, OK, the site of devastating tornados that killed over 20 people in that locality alone.  While serving those people in Moore, the teams were pounded by the next system of storms that brought even more tornados and fatalities to the people of Oklahoma. 

Since their inception in 1999, God’s Pit Crew has responded to over 60 major disasters in 23 different states, distributing over 100 million pounds of food and supplies.  In order to respond to these areas all over the U.S., it takes charitable contributions and a lot of sweat equity from their tremendous staff and especially their volunteers.  But also, it takes a fleet of class 8, heavy duty trucks to bridge the gap between their home base of Danville, VA and wherever they are needed most.  As you can see from the pictures, they have a great looking fleet that has to be well maintained at all times in order to respond quickly.

If you see their beautiful fleet of trucks on the road headed to the next disaster or headed back to reload more supplies, give ‘em a shout on the CB or better yet offer them a charitable contribution to help pay for the fuel that it takes to conduct their operations.  I can attest that the money will be well spent helping our neighbors around the country in their time of need.  Ever Forward.

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Joey Slaughter

Joey Slaughter is the owner of Blue Ridge Transport, LLC. Joey has been in the trucking industry since 1992.

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Thanks guys! They definitely making a difference in people's lives.

June 15, 2013 17:55:42 PM

Like a bit of Sunshine Joey. Love to hear and see what is happening to brighten up our World a bit.

June 15, 2013 11:24:53 AM

It is nice to know that there are people out there taking the time to help those devastated by natural disaster! My hat goes off to this group of truckers for the amazing work they do!

June 13, 2013 14:21:06 PM

Nice article Joey. This is a very noble calling. It's wonderful they are doing this and I bet it is extremely fulfilling work.

June 13, 2013 8:35:05 AM