helping homeless vets – our latest podcast

Landline now, November 9, 2021.

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Truckers for Troops takes a closer look at the Veterans Community Project, which helps homeless veterans transition into shelter.

I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson

A new report shows a break in diesel prices, but rationing is underway in some areas. The transport secretary is denouncing problems with the retention and detention of drivers. And the life-saving TikTok trend.

II. Tiny houses – a way to help veterans

It’s day two of the OOIDA Truckers for Troops 2021 campaign, our 15th annual effort to raise funds to support our troops and veterans. Scott Thompson asks the Veterans Community Project, why use tiny houses?

III. Connecting Veterans to the Services They Need

Scott tells us about the Veterans Community Project community hub, which connects veterans to programs designed to help them.

IV. Looking Back: Beneficiary of the 2015 Care Package

We’ll bring you a 2015 interview by longtime news anchor Reed Black with an American airman who received a care package paid for by your donations.

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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • The OOIDA Truckers for Troops campaign is running this week, until activities begin on Monday, November 15. You can visit for join OOIDA or renew your membership for a discounted rate, and 10% of that amount will go towards care packages for the troops and to support the Veterans Community Project. OOIDA will match this money. You can also use this same link for donations only.
  • Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at Evan “Buddy” Haston Petro in Amarillo, Texas. It is at exit 75 of Interstate 40. Find to come Spirit stops here.
  • Be sure to check out the new Fighting for Truckers website. And remember, it’s never too late to contact your legislators. You can do this through the website or by calling 202-224-3121.
  • OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 menu at the top of the page on the Land Line Media website.

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