Through March 31, 2010, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines made a donation to World Vision for each long-distance household goods move that Stevens or any of its agents perform. The donations will go directly to World Vision relief efforts for earthquake victims in Haiti.
Stevens, headquartered in Saginaw, Mich., has a network of moving and storage agents across the United States. The AMSA member provides residential and commercial moving and storage services for local, interstate and international moves.
World Vision is an international humanitarian charity organization dedicated to working with children and families in their communities. World Vision had more than 300 staff working in Haiti at the time of the earthquake. At this time, the charity has more than 800 workers in Haiti providing assistance including food, clean water, blankets, tents, medical supplies and more.
“As we are moving families into their new homes, and as our customers are starting new chapters of their lives, we want to do something to help the people of Haiti to rebuild their homes and lives,” said Joseph Biskner, Stevens’ president and chief operating officer.
Donations will be made for every Stevens’ interstate and international move during the two-month time frame, including all moves that are serviced by Stevens’ nearly 150 agents across the country.
“We looked at a variety of ways to help, and we took advice from the professional relief organizations. They say that the specific needs can change quickly – and vary greatly. They may need antibiotics and other medical supplies or shoes or tents or building materials,” Biskner said. “Those on the ground in Haiti and those who are actually shipping supplies know what is needed – and they need the money to acquire those items.”