Arpin Trucks Carrying Relief Supplies Arrive at Storm-Ravaged Jersey ShoreDecember 04, 2012
Two 53-foot Arpin Van Line moving trucks filled with clothing, food and supplies, arrived at the Jersey Shore last week to provide relief to the clean-up crews and residents who are rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy.
Tracy Healy, administrative assistant of the New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association, was on hand to help direct the distribution efforts.
“Seaside Heights was one of the hardest hit communities on the Jersey Shore and only residents and their contractors are allowed over during certain times of the day,” said Healy.
“I called the police chief of Seaside Heights to see if the town needed any donations. They were thrilled! The chief had a police guide waiting for the Arpin drivers, volunteers and myself and they escorted us over the bridge into Seaside Heights to the police station and started unloading the two trailers.”
Due to the extent of the storm damage to the community, Healy estimates that it will be February before residents will be able to move back in, but they will find many of the donated supplies awaiting their return.
In response to the devastation left in Hurricane Sandy’s path, Arpin Van Lines and Cardi’s Furniture joined forces in early November to put out a call to the local community to donate clothing, blankets, canned goods, bottled water and baby care items at several Cardi’s locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Arpin Van Lines and Cardi’s Furniture have collaborated on relief drives in the past to aid people recovering from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and in earthquake-ravaged Haiti in 2010.
Arpin agents have also lent a hand in their own relief drives. Hampton Roads Moving and Storage of Virginia held a donation drive and raised 22,000 pounds of relief supplies including batteries, diapers, medicine, household goods, 75 electrical heaters and 50 personal heaters. The moving company delivered these items to needy communities in New York and New Jersey.
About Arpin Van Lines:
Arpin Van Lines, headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, is an industry leader in household goods moving for corporate, residential, government and military customers. With over 100 years of experience and a reputation for providing excellent service, Arpin Van Lines is the only U.S.-based family owned and operated moving and storage company that has remained dominant and successful for more than a century. Quality driven and privately owned, Arpin Van Lines’ core philosophy has always been “Creating Customers for Life®.” As The Official Mover of the LPGA and a ProMover-certified member of the American Moving and Storage Association, Arpin Van Lines has over 385 agency locations throughout the United States. Arpin Van Lines is a division of the Arpin Group, Inc., which also includes Arpin International Group, Creative Storage Solutions, Arpin Renewable Energy, and Arpin Broadcast Network, LLC. For more information call 1-800-343-3500 or visit http://www.arpin.com