Joe’s Towing Inc.
is mobilizing to help the beleaguered flood victims of Houston.
And Dunelanders are
being asked to do their part, by donating cases of bottled water.
Time is of the
essence, however, as Joe Wagner, owner of Joe’s Towing, and a couple of his
men will be leaving for Houston on Sunday morning.
Drop-off points for
the bottled water:
* Joe’s Towing, 111
Waverly Road in Chesterton.
* Chelle’s, 211
Broadway in Chesterton.
* And from 11 a.m.
to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Taste of Duneland in Thomas Centennial
Park, Downtown Chesterton. Look for the tow truck.
Wagner and his men
will be taking a pair of rollback flatbeds and convoying to Houston with
three other trucks from Wes’s Service Inc. of Calumet City, Ill., Wagner
told the Chesterton Tribune today. And on their way they’re likely to
be joined by a fleet of up to 100 towers from across the Midwest, in an
operation coordinated by a tow firm in Ohio, on contract with a Houston
Once in Houston,
Wagner said, the tow operators will deliver the bottled water, then spend
two weeks on the ground, removing disabled vehicles and securing them in
lots for the insurance companies.
Wagner figures that
each of his rollbacks can carry seven to eight pallets of bottled water, so
he’s encouraging Dunelanders to be generous and donate as many cases as they
can stuff in their vehicles.