Press Release
National Van Lines Drives On in the Face of Disaster

For Immediate Release

Long-distance Mover Teams Up to Help Hurricane Florence Victims

Broadview, IL Sept. 28, 2018—National Van Lines has revved up its Hurricane Florence relief efforts by joining forces with the Village of Broadview’s fire department and putting one of our top-tier drivers on the road hauling a 53-foot trailer full of crucial supplies to affected areas.

National Van Lines driver Ed Johnson secures the many Hurricane Florence donations for the 900-plus mile trek to North Carolina.


“We couldn’t witness the devastation that struck Virginia and the Carolinas without taking swift action in the best way we know how,” National Van Lines President & COO Tim Helenthal said. “Realizing time is of the essence, we put out a call to our employees to donate water, food and other provisions and get those supplies on the road ASAP.”

Parked at the Broadview Fire Department, the National Van Lines trailer served as a two-week-long donation site before National Van Lines driver Ed Johnson embarked Sept. 28 on the 900-plus mile trek to New Bern, NC.

Several Illinois companies joined National Van Lines employees and Broadview residents in answering the call. Arlington Heights-based CDS Moving Equipment, Inc. donated a sizeable stack of boxes so relief supplies could be properly transported. Deerfield-based convenience-store company, Rmarts, contributed 40 cases of bottled water. Batavia-based National Van Lines moving agent, Four Generations – Relocation Experts, provided much of the muscle needed to carry the donations onto the trailer.

Helping those in distress isn’t new for National Van Lines. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the cross-country mover partnered with the Village of Broadview by supplying trucks and drivers to deliver water and other supplies to Houston-area first responders.

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