Truckers for the Homeless helps thousands in need.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dave Wolkow’s life’s work revolves around driving. For 25 years, he drove a semi-truck for a living. Now, he spends more rewarding days on the road for a different mission.
As a truck driver, Wolkow drove by countless people experiencing homelessness along highways all across the U.S. However, one many he saw while pulling into a truck stop in New Mexico ten years ago changed everything.
“There’s a man on the ramp. He had a sign. It said, ‘I know I’m dirty. I know I’m homeless, but I’m still hungry,’” Wolkow recalled.
Wolkow bought the man a couple of hotdogs and a bottled water, and handed them to him with a gospel tract. From there on out, he began his mission to help as many people experiencing homelessness as he could.
In the ten years since, he’s fed thousands more. He founded the nonprofit Truckers for the Homeless, enlisting fellow drivers and donations from others to also help feed people they see along the way.