The Great American Trucking Show will take place in Dallas, Texas from August 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016. People who are attending the event will have the opportunity to help the people who have suffered loss due to the flood. It is estimated that the Louisiana flooding has affected 40,000 homes. Over 70,000 residents have registered to receive emergency assistance. The storm brought 31 inches of rain in a 15-hour time period. The American Red Cross has stated that the Louisiana Flood is the worst disaster since Hurricane Sandy.
The Great American Trucking show and other trucking-related businesses have teamed up to collect supplies that will help the victims. People who will be attending the show are asked to bring the following supplies bottled water, canned goods, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and clothing. Organizers will have a trailer and truck where people can place the donated items. The trailer and truck will be donated by Cummins.
The Cummins trailer and truck will be located in Lot E behind the convention center, which is the exhibitor parking lot. There will also be other businesses in the area that will be collecting supplies for flooding victims. Some of those businesses include Steel Radio, Diesel Spec Inc and Texomatic Pictures.