SCARSDALE, NY (PRWEB) February 3, 2010
Many moving companies nationwide move "things," but Shleppers Moving & Storage (http://www.shleppers.com), a top New York moving company, never forgets that it's moving people, helping them from one step in life's journey to the next. With this in mind, the moving company constantly volunteers time, trucks, and personnel to the communities around it, both from its offices in Manhattan, as well as those in Yonkers, New York. To date, the company has supported a wide variety of philanthropic efforts, and now adds to its long list of charitable activities its recent support of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) Walk for Food Allergy.
For the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) Walk for Food Allergy of Long Island, Shleppers contributed one of its highly recognizable orange moving trucks, as well as a team of crew members to pick up cases of donated fruit from the Holtsville location, transferring them to East Meadow, the site of the Walk itself, while also providing staff support and general assistance for the event's preparations and staging.
The event was held by FAAN in Long Island to raise awareness of food allergies and anaphylaxis, as well as the issues surrounding the conditions. About 12 million people, or 4 percent of the U.S. population, suffer from food allergies. Severe reactions from food allergies result in 50,000 to 125,000 trips to emergency rooms in the United States each year, and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) works to increase awareness of food allergy dangers to save lives.
"The Shleppers team was outstanding," comments Michael Schwartz, the Walk Event Chair for Long Island. "In addition to the donation transport they provided, the highly professional Shleppers team also offered any help we needed for moving or transporting anything as we prepared for the event, and the truck looked as if it was brand-new and added prestige to our event. You couldn't ask for finer volunteers."
"Shleppers was proud to be a part of the FAAN Walk for Food Allergy (New York), and to help such a worthy organization host a successful event," adds Jason Friedland, President, Shleppers Moving & Storage. "The Long Island FAAN Walk for Food Allergy was a tremendous success, raising over $115,000, and we were proud to play a small part in that success as volunteers."
From its offices in Manhattan as well as in Yonkers, New York, Shleppers Moving & Storage is dedicated to a wide variety of worthy causes around New York and the Tri-State area. The company's charitable and community commitments include both the New York City, Westchester, and Long Island communities on an ongoing basis, and have included, in addition to FAAN, such organizations as The March of Dimes, The Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, The Community Mayors Foundation, The Foodbank of New York, The American Diabetes Association, The Central Park Conservancy, The Bottomless Closet, The JCC Maccabi Games, and many more.
About Shleppers Moving & Storage:
Founded in 1978, Shleppers Moving & Storage began moving with one van and one vision -- to serve its customers with commitment and integrity. By working in partnership with customers, these leading New York movers have earned a reputation as New York's number one moving and storage company, offering a wide range of relocation services, including local, long-distance, and international moving, packing, unpacking, and private storage. With dedication, teamwork, and innovation, Shleppers is an NY moving company that puts customers first, creating a moving experience that's efficient and reliable from the first box to the last. For more information, quotes, supplies, or tips, please visit http://www.Shleppers.com.
About the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Walk for Food Allergy:
Founded in 1991 by Anne Muñoz-Furlong, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is the world leader in information about food allergy, a potentially life threatening medical condition that afflicts approximately 12 million Americans, or one out of every 25. A nonprofit organization based in Fairfax, Va., FAAN has approximately 27,000 members in the U.S., Canada, and 58 other countries. It is dedicated to increasing public awareness of food allergy and its consequences, to educating people about the condition, and to advancing research on behalf of all those affected by it. FAAN provides information and educational resources about food allergy to patients, their families, schools, health professionals, pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, and government officials. For more information, please visit FAAN at http://www.foodallergy.org, http://www.faankids.org, and http://www.faanteen.org.
For more information on Shleppers Moving & Storage, please visit http://www.Shleppers.com. Meanwhile, to talk to President Jason Friedland, please contact Angela Mitchell at (904) 982-8043.
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