Truckers donate to survivors of Texas church shooting


There was more proof of the generosity of truckers during the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas last week.

Trucker and singer-songwriter Tony Justice and the group presented a check for $5,000 to Sherri Pomeroy, wife of the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the site of a mass shooting last November that killed 26 people and injured scores of others. Justice made the presentation during a concert at the Eddie Deen’s Ranch.

Accepting the check midway through Justice’s performance at the Friday, Aug. 25, concert Pomeroy was joined by three others who lost family members in the shooting — Gail Uhlig, Michelle Shields and Sheri Kay.

“The most important thing we learned is you have to have a faith before a tragedy happens,” Pomeroy told attendees of how she and fellow church members have pulled through after the killings.

“The trucking industry has a big heart,” Justice said, presenting the check “on behalf of truck drivers all across America,” who donated via a Facebook fund-raiser Justice and the group conducted beginning late last fall.