The Yooper Relief Convoy is a success.
Seven truckloads of hay and a 30 foot stock trailer of supplies departed Friday from Settlers Co-Op in Bruce Crossing, bringing the relief supplies to Oklahoma to help victims of wildfires in that part of the country.
Several updates on their Facebook page showed the convoy arrived safely and to a warm welcome.
In addition to bringing the supplies, the convoy also brought pasties from Syl’s Café in Ontonagon and sausages from Vollwerth’s in Hancock.
Prior to setting off, co-organizer Marty DeHann of Mass City spoke about why it was important for the community to come together and help out.
DeHann said, “We all have responsibilities. Most of us are small businessman. We don’t have big margins, but it’s the right things to do and we’ve all determined that. What’s easy isn’t always right and what’s right isn’t always easy and we’re going to do this and we’re going to help.”
DeHann partnered with Jan Strieter of Lake Linden on the effort, who was overwhelmed at the show of support.
Strieter said, “The farmers throughout the Western U.P. have donated a massive quantity of hay and materials. The public has just been phenomenal. The public has outdone themselves.”
Donations are still being accepted and additional trips are planned.