Franklin County Truck Convoy Raises Money to Make Wishes Come True
Last weekend, our team had the privilege of volunteering for the Make-A-Wish of Greater PA and WV event. The Franklin County Truck Convoy was held in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and consisted of 182 vehicles. These big rigs, fire engines, and motorcycles drove in a 32-mile convoy to raise more than $23,000 for the Make-A-Wish event, all of which will be used to make wishes come true in the greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia areas.
Staci Hull, the Truck Convoy event co-president, says “we’re proud to have served more than 17,500 children in 57 Pennsylvania counties through the Make-A-Wish Greater PA and WV chapter. This event is all about love and hope, and making wishes come true for children fighting illnesses.” In the last six years, Staci says the money raised from the Truck Convoy has funded 17 wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Our team enjoyed being involved in the convoy, as well as raising money through 50/50 fundraising and connecting with the community. Jen Zimmer, a member of our Customer Service Team, personally connected with the cause of the Make-A-Wish event: “as a parent, one of the things you worry about the most is the health of your child. I can’t imagine what these families waiting for wishes go through on a daily basis. Being at the Make-A-Wish event and seeing how much love and selflessness goes into it is truly amazing. I feel very blessed to be a part of it!”
Also, through our fantastic community on Facebook and our website, we were able to raise money through a donation-matching program and Facebook post-sharing program. On the day of the event, Robert Fogal, Jr., our President and CEO, presented a check of $3,500 to the Make-A-Wish chapter through the Franklin County Truck Convoy. “What we do at IMI goes far beyond the business and into the communities we serve. The Franklin County Truck Convoy and Make-A-Wish event was a great opportunity to support a local chapter of Make-A-Wish, and we are grateful to contribute to making wishes come true for children in the community.”
Thank you to the community who helped us fundraise for the event and thank you to the wonderful team at the Make-A-Wish Greater PA and WV chapter who put on the Franklin County Truck Convoy!