immediately dispatched the AmCoach to Joplin upon hearing the
devastating news of the horrible tornado that had occurred. The end result was over 150 people
were killed, 1000s of homes destroyed, and the area was totally
ravaged one mile wide and 14 miles long.
coordinated 4 clean-up crews with the AmCoach providing lodging,
food, and transportation.
Three trailers of donated product were delivered to
Joplin. Two trailers from the
St Louis area while one trailer came from Hataway’s
home church in Fort Worth, TX.
Bob worked and
coordinated the donations and work crews through Truckers Charity -
Illinois, Samaritan’s Purse - North Carolina, First Baptist Church -
Fort Worth, the Salvation Army - USA, and the Forest Park Baptist
Church in Joplin.
“The volunteers were beyond belief.
With the heat plowing down on them as they worked, it seemed
impossible, but they pursued with great vigor. It truly was a testimony of the
care and concern for hurting people and their desire to reach out!”
is a non-profit organization providing crisis intervention for
truckers founded by Bob Hataway in 1984. They operate through 100,000
volunteers who cover every zip code across the country.
Bob Hataway is
a Chaplain endorsed by the Southern Baptist Convention through the
North American Mission Board and is a graduate of Southwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft Worth, TX.
for prayer for the many drivers who are still working and will be
working for many months to come in clearing the debris from the