MANHEIM, Pa. (WHTM) – Sunday marked the 34th annual Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day truck convoy.
The day featured hundreds of drivers, Make-A-Wish kids, and their families.
The money, which is raised by nearly 300 drivers from across the country, will go directly to the non-profit and ultimately grant 75% of wishes in the Midstate. Drivers raised at least $100 to participate.
For Michael Kint, the drive was personal.
“It’s a big honor for me. I have a granddaughter that’s a Make-a-Wish child,” Kint said. She’s 14 years old, they didn’t expect her to live past three months. Make a Wish was donated a couple of years ago to help her out with a safety bed.
When that happened, Kint said everything changed.
“From then on, I looked at it as paying forward. I made a commitment. The first year I wanted to raise $5,000 and I ended up raising $11,000 and from then on I moved up,” Kint said.
Tim Potts even changed his retirement date just to drive in the convoy one last time.
“For the kids, what else? For the children that need help,” Potts said.
The convoy started at the Manheim Auto Auction and went down Mount Joy Road all the way to the Giant Shopping Center on East Main Street.