A Milwaukee tow company is answering the call to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Posted at 4:17 PM, Sep 01, 2017

A Milwaukee tow company is answering the call to help Hurricane Harvey flood victims.

A convoy of tow trucks from All City Towing is on the way to the Lone Star State right now,  and they're not showing up empty handed.

"Water is what everyone needs and what they need the most," said Jeff Piller with All City Towing.

The drivers will pull cars out of flooded areas hit by Hurricane Harvey, but they're also delivering hundreds of cases of water.

"We were sending our trucks empty. We were going to go and pull cars out of the floods so it felt like the right thing to do, take supplies there to help the effort and everyone down there," Piller said.

The drivers could be gone for eight weeks. The call for help came from the towing company's insurance partner. The number of flooded cars is unknown.

"The rough estimate is 500,000 flooded cars. That's the best guesstimate right now," Piller said.

Ryan Helmer is one of the tow truck drivers heading down to Texas.

He knows the drive will be long. It will take nearly 20 hours. The crew is driving roughly 1,100 miles.

"I'm a little nervous. I'm a little excited," Helmer said.

The four tow truck drivers with All City who are driving down to Texas volunteered for the eight-week mission.