Fort Dodge Business Owner Raises Donations for a Convoy Inspired by Canadian Truckers
(Alpha Media- Brooke Bickford) A pandemic protest by truckers is crossing the nation and will drive through Iowa this weekend and one local business owner has signed on to help.
Chris Walker, owner of Walker’s Bike Shop, signed on to be a donation drop point for the People’s Convoy to end Covid 19 mandates. After he collects the item, he will head to Altoona on Saturday to meet up with the convoy and deliver goods. He explained how he got involved. “I started seeing the Canadian truckers and then I started seeing people filter in from America in there.” Walker said he saw the People’s Convoy pop up and started asking questions and found people to connect with locally and then everybody just came together.
The People’s Convoy was inspired by Truckers in Canada who were protesting Covid 19 mandates. Walker said, as a small business owner, he understands what the People’s Convoy mission is all about.
“Being a small business, I know how hard it is to make it in the world of big business. Everyday’s a struggle for us and me personally. I didn’t struggle a whole lot because I was able to be open, but a lot of people weren’t,” Walker said. “I had a lot of sleepless nights worrying about these people.”
You have until Friday at 6pm if you would like to drop off everything from canned food items, toilet paper, prepaid gas cards and even batteries to Walker’s Bike Shop 808 1st Ave North Fort Dodge.