Local man builds trailer to benefit boys with cancer

Published 1:47 am Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Two local trailer companies teamed up and donated materials to build a trailer to help raise funds for two boys in the Straughn community battling cancer.

Justin Clark

Justin Clark

Justin Clark of Clark Trailer said that Clark Trailer and Ireland Trailer supplied him with the materials to build the trailer.

“It took us a couple of days to build it,” he said.

Clark’s sister, Mandi Clark Morris, who is the guidance counselor at Straughn Elementary School, has been selling bracelets for Kevin Crawford, a fourth grader at SES who is battling leukemia.

“Mandi has been selling those bracelets,” he said. “And I’m not much good at anything except building trailers. I knew that a trailer would bring in money for these kids.”

Clark said he doesn’t personally know Crawford or 3-year-old Kellen Findley, but said that he always tries to give, especially when there is a child involved.

The trailer is a 6×10 utility trailer.

“We are selling tickets for $5 each and the drawing will be on Dec. 20,” Morris said. “All the money is going to be split between the families of Kellen Findley and Kevin Crawford.”

Findley is battling embryonal rhabdaomyosarcoma.

Tickets are available at SES, Clark Trailer, Southern Independent Bank.

“We are hoping Walmart or Tractor Supply might let us set up a table in their parking lot one Saturday between now and then,” she said. “We hope to be able to help these sweet families as much as we can, and try to make their Christmas a little brighter.”