ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- May is National Moving Month, and Allied Van Lines, one of the world's largest household goods moving companies, is excited to continue its exclusive charitable partnership with The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) by kicking off this month with a "Move for the Most Good" campaign. Nationwide, people on the move are encouraged to schedule a pickup with The Salvation Army to donate gently used clothing, electronics, furniture and household goods to be sold in the Army's Family Stores. Proceeds fund the nonprofit's adult rehabilitation program to give adults battling substance abuse a second chance.
"May is the kickoff of the busy moving season, meaning it's also a popular time to start cleaning out clothing and household items in preparation for a move," said Lesli Bertoli, VP and General Manager of Allied Van Lines. "We're proud to support The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Centers by educating our customers on the simple process for scheduling a pickup. Their donations not only reduce the numbers of items in their move, but they also have a life-changing impact on those in need."
"The Adult Rehabilitation Centers rely on the proceeds from The Salvation Army Family Stores to provide the proper resources to adults struggling to overcome the temptation to abuse a substance," said Lt. Col. Ron Busroe. "Since our partnership began in 2015, nearly 3,000 additional pickups have been scheduled. We're grateful for the visibility Allied Van Lines has brought to the program and look forward to a busy season."
The Salvation Army operates more rehabilitation facilities than any other group – private or public – in the country. Its Adult Rehabilitation Centers serve about 150,000 people annually and help repair the lives of those struggling with the temptation to abuse alcohol and drugs through a comprehensive process including work therapy, healthcare, education, counseling and more. 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 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 @SalvationArmyUS.