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Veteran Carriers donates $20k to victims of tornado
Veteran Carriers
Veteran Carriers, a local trucking company owned by retired U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party’s Cliff White and Rob Cooch, donated $20,000 worth of VISA gift cards, food and checks to Bryan County Family Connections and God’s Pit Crew to help victims from the tornado that struck the Pembroke, Bryan County area on April 5.

“These are my neighbors. Seeing the devastation caused to residents that may not have insurance prompted us to act," White said. "They need immediate help. Whether it's gas for tractors, moving all the trees, feeding volunteers, buying food and handing out VISA gift cards - we wanted to help our neighbors. It's a blessing to give back to my community, that's what life is all about, utilizing your network for good. Everyone has their struggles - their ups and downs, being able to make it a little easier for our Bryan County neighbors is the least we can do.” 

On April 14th, Veterans Carriers set up a food station at the Homestead community to feed first responders and volunteers, delivered fresh hot meals to surrounding households and went door to door to hand out VISA gift cards to anyone in need. A $3,000 check was presented to the God’s Pit Crew, a non-profit disaster relief organization that cuts trees, rebuild homes and delivers relief aid all over the world and a $7,000 check was given to Bryan County Family Connections, a community collaborative dedicated to improving the quality of life in Bryan County.

Founded three years ago and now with over 30 of their 105 employees, military veterans, VC’s White and Cooch host two fundraisers, a car show and a golf tournament, for the Tactical Air Control Party. TACP is a small group in the Air Force with 1,500 members that align with the Army echelon, from a conventional echelon to the Rangers to Special Forces.

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