AMSA Members Helped Hurricane Sandy Victims

Hurricane SandyMembers of AMSA from around the country had come forward to dedicate their resources and time for bringing the vital relief supplies to Hurricane Sandy victims in the Northeast. Peter Allen is a van operator who was living in New Orleans at the time of the hurricane, gathered donations of clothes, food and other items for the victims of the storm.

He joined hands with North Western Warehouse and Allied Van Lines from Rapid City, South Dakota. During that time, his trailer had turned into a collection point and he was driving the supplies to the victims before Thanksgiving.

On the other hand, Liffey Van Lines, another AMSA member from New York was offering logistical support to an Irish-American group that volunteered for cleaning up on the Thanksgiving weekend in the Queens community that was destroyed by the hurricane. Quality Services Moving from Newington, Virginia joined a church for transporting cases of water to the victims.

Gentle Giant, another AMSA member from Boston agreed to forward its help to Sending Sunshine charity. The company offered hundreds of packing supplies and bins for keeping all the donated items. 3 tractor-trailers along with crew and staff were also sent for loading 50,000 pounds of supplies for the victims. In fact, one of the trucks came across a large number of desperate people in need of the donations and the drivers, without concern for the traffic, opened up the trailer.

Atlas Van Lines and Hawkeye Movers from Davenport, Iowa supported the local Community School District for their relief efforts over the Thanksgiving weekend. The movers carried the donations to areas in Long Island, Staten Island and the Rockaways.

Allied Van Lines’ agent Reliable Van & Storage from Elizabeth, New Jersey offered the use of its forklift and pallet jack for unloading trucks carrying donated pet supplies. A-1 First Class Moving, agent of Atlas, located in three areas in New York offered it’s trucking services for the transportation of relief supplies.