CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allied Van Lines, one of the world’s largest moving companies, is proud to continue its exclusive moving partnership with The Salvation Army, an international charitable organization dedicated to Doing the Most Good. Since the exclusive partnership began in 2015, over 6,400 additional pickups have been scheduled.
Last year to date, there have been 1,019 pick-ups, estimated at a value of $114,600, donated to local Salvation Army family stores. Through a quick scheduling process, unwanted items will be picked up by The Salvation Army, free of charge, and taken to a local Salvation Army store. All proceeds directly fund The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center to help repair the lives of those struggling with substance abuse.
“Allied Van Lines is proud to support The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center where those struggling with substance abuse can find help and a second chance at life,” said Lesli Bertoli, VP and General Manager of Allied Van Lines. “When getting ready to move, many take the opportunity to declutter and downsize. Through our partnership with The Salvation Army, Allied Van Lines customers are able to directly fund adult rehabilitation programs that change lives and restore families.”
"By partnering with Allied Van Lines, we are able to provide people in a busy moving situation with an easy, one-call solution to donate usable, unwanted goods to The Salvation Army,” said Major John Aren, Administrator, Chicago North Side ARC. “All proceeds help beneficiaries find help, hope, and a second chance at life through work therapy, education, counseling and spiritual development.”
Allied Van Lines partnership with The Salvation Army gives someone a second chance in life. To schedule a free pickup, call 1-800-SA-TRUCK or go to SATruck.org. To learn more about the partnership, visit https://www.allied.com/partners/salvation-army.
ABOUT ALLIED VAN LINES
Established in 1928, Allied Van Lines celebrates 90 years, with more than 400 agent locations in North America, as an experienced leader in household goods moving and specialized transportation services. Allied is one of the world's largest moving companies and an established global brand of SIRVA, Inc., a leader in providing relocation services to corporations, consumers and governments around the world. Allied is recognized as America's Most Recommended Moving Company for 2019 by Women's Choice Awards and 2017 International Moving Company of the Year by the Forum for Expatriate Management. For more information about Allied Van Lines, visit allied.com. Allied Van Lines, Inc., U.S. DOT No. 076235.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Approximately 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army are used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org or follow on Twitter.