North American Van Lines partners with Habitat for Humanity

Launches first national donation program between Habitat ReStores and moving industry


CHICAGO – WEBWIRE – Saturday, August 09, 2014

North American Van Lines and Habitat for Humanity have developed a national partnership to encourage northAmerican customers to help create affordable housing by donating appliances, furniture, home accessories and building materials to local Habitat ReStore home improvement stores and donation centers. North American customers may make donations through one of the more than 300 northAmerican agent locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. This agreement represents the first and only national donation program between the moving services industry and Habitat ReStores.

“Habitat for Humanity is an outstanding organization whose guiding principles and community focus closely align with those of northAmerican Van Lines,” says Andy Kroll, general manager of North American Van Lines, Inc. “We, including our entire agent network, are delighted to be able to support Habitat for Humanity ReStores and the organization’s affordable housing work, with this unique donation program.”

The Go North Habitat ReStore Donation Program will allow northAmerican customers located in markets served by a local Habitat ReStore to donate household items to their local ReStore in exchange for a charitable tax deduction. Donated materials are sold by Habitat ReStores to raise funds to support the affiliates’ local house-building efforts. Funds raised from the sale of the donated items will be used to further Habitat for Humanity’s mission worldwide.

“This is an exciting new partnership for Habitat for Humanity ReStore resale outlets,” said Matt Clark, senior director, Supply Chain - ReStore, Habitat for Humanity International. “Habitat affiliates rely on donations of household and construction items for Habitat ReStores, and we are grateful to North American Van Lines and their customers for joining us in this effort to help raise funding to create affordable housing.”  

Habitat ReStores sell new and gently used household items and building materials to the public at a fraction of the retail price. In turn, they invest the funds into creating affordable housing and building better communities.

About North American Van Lines, Inc.
North American Van Lines, Inc., established in 1933, is a wholly owned subsidiary of SIRVA Inc., a leader in providing relocation solutions to a well-established and diverse customer base around the world. The moving company, with headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and more than 500 agents worldwide, handles corporate, government, military and private relocations, and operates in the U.S., Canada and more than 100 countries worldwide. Information on North American Van Lines (U.S. DOT No. 070851) can be found on the Internet at www.northamerican.com.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.



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