Leaders of a local Houston Diesel Truck group called “Dirty South Diesels” have created an event on the 17th of July to raise money for ATO (Assist The Officer – Houston). The event “Truckin’ for a Cause” in Kemah at Jackie’s Brickhouse will consist of Diesel Truck enthusiasts, and those who continue to show support for officers. The DSD group President Chris Gehring, VP Jonathan Calhoun, Financial Handler Katlyn Calhoun, Shane Hetzler, and (Event Planner) Michael Gregory are looking to raise more than $10K through donations (monetary/items), and a truck/car show that is expected to draw hundreds of supporters.
Event coordinator Michael Gregory told the Badge & Gun, “our group has already received a lot of response by having a total of $4,000 before the event has even started, even though our goal was set at $10,000, we will continue to push to the end in hopes that our final number exceeds that!” The event will consist of raffle/auction items, and lots of really spectacular vehicles that are made and designed for the “show industry”. Some of the raffle/auction items include: Astros tickets, sports memorabilia, truck light bars, custom ordered challenge coins, a Gen 3 Glock 17 9mm, and a semi auto shotgun. The truck/car show portion will consist of lifted/modified trucks, sports/classic cars, SXS, Jeeps, kids power wheels, and more! “If you’re looking for a great event designed to give back to our officers, great food, drinks, DJ, and even a K9 Demo; this event will be perfect for the whole family to enjoy! The venue will be Jackie’s Brickhouse at 1053 Marina Bay Drive in Kemah, Tx. The group is consisted of almost 1,700 diesel members, and will be supported by several other local truck/car groups across Tx. The event slogan is “It’s our turn to be a hero for our heroes”!
“We want our officers to know that we are here to fully support them through any tuff times they may encounter, especially in our current society. We look forward to doing more events like this in the near future, but also for all First Responders across the board! Officers, we have your 6!” per Michael G.