Local veteran filling truck for hurricane victims

Main Street, Dickson City

WOLF-TV (Dickson City, Lackawanna County)--"Help me out. Get it loaded." That's the goal for Bill Cadwalder.

He's trying to fill a tractor trailer with items that will help aid hurricane victims in Florida. The truck is parked on Main Street in Dickson City in the old Gibbons Ford lot next to FNCB Bank.

"They need water, washing materials, diapers, dog and cat food, things like that. If you're going to donate clothing, it has to be like new. These people desperately need our help. I'm praying for the truck to be full."

Cadwalder teamed up with Mike Biandi, who owns a local trucking company and donated the trailer for the delivery of relief items.

"I called him up, and he said no problem, and got a truck down here for me on Saturday. Now I'm trying to get the word out."

The truck will be parked on Main Street all week until it leaves for Florida Friday. Cadwalder will be set up in front of the truck from around noon to 6 p.m. each day.

Cadwalder, a Vietnam veteran, said that he credits his time in the military for his helpful nature.

"I have always enjoyed helping people, always enjoyed working hard. I would love to see some fellow veterans come down and help. These people are truly in need."

One woman, who wished to remain anonymous, dropped off thirty boxes of diapers Monday.

"I just know what it's like to have everything and then nothing at all," said the good Samaritan.

If you're trying to find the truck by GPS, the address is 934 Main Street, Dickson City, PA 18519.

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