For Immediate Release
Moving Company’s Runners Raise $14K+ to Feed Hungry
Broadview, IL July 23, 2018 —National Van Lines employees eat, breathe and sleep “moving,” so it wasn’t much of a stretch to add running to that list…especially when it means hauling away hunger.
The interstate relocation company’s Move Out Hunger running team grabbed their gym shoes and put their best foot forward to trample the food-security crisis during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon July 22.
Exceeding their $10,000 fundraising goal before jumping off the starting line, the Move Out Hunger team succeeded in giving their numerous donors a run for their money and helping the charitable organization Move For Hunger gain momentum in providing much-needed meals coast to coast.
“We topped 10K twice,” team member and National Van Lines President & COO Tim Helenthal said. “Our total donations surpassed $10K to reach more than $14,000. Plus, our runners moved well beyond the 10K-distance mark by completing a full 13.1 miles. Talk about a runner’s high.
“But even though we’ve crossed the finish line, that doesn’t mean our hunger-fighting efforts have slowed down,” Helenthal said. “Our team still is accepting donations.”
Helenthal and his daughter, Lauren, previously set a Move For Hunger fundraising record by generating $6,721 during the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon.
Move For Hunger works with 1,000-plus moving companies nationwide—including 21 National Van Lines agents—who pick up non-perishable food items from people who are moving and deliver them to local food pantries. Since National Van Lines joined the Move For Hunger network in 2014, our agents have delivered more than 170,000 lbs. of food or nearly 142,000 meals.
Through generous support, Move For Hunger continues helping the 42 million-plus Americans struggling to find their next meal. Learn how you can make a difference: www.MoveForHunger.org.
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We make moving easy. Evolving from a Chicago horse-and-wagon operation in 1929 to today’s globe-spanning long distance mover, National Van Lines excels at providing stress-reducing residential/commercial relocation and storage solutions. Whether your move is big or small, we handle it all with nationally recognized customer service, award-winning drivers and unparalleled attention to detail. Our cross-country moving company holds a Better Business Bureau A+ rating.