Ernie's Van & Storage Helps Heart of Gold Campaign Reach Goal

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Sacramento movers donate $6,000 to give back to the cardiac rehab program at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital that helped save the life of one of the owners, Doug Sowell.

The past seven years have been life changing for Doug Sowell. As a participant in the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital's (SNMH) Cardiac Rehab program, Doug has grown healthier since his heart surgery several years ago. Doug and his brother Stuart agreed they wanted to give back to the cardiopulmonary and cardiac rehab care that gave Doug a second chance at life. They decided their Sacramento moving company, Ernie's Van & Storage, would donate a portion of its sales during Heart Month in February to the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation's Heart of Gold Campaign.

The campaign reached its goal of $200,000 to advance cardiac care in the community with the following essential pieces of equipment: Echocardiogram, Supine Ergometer, EKG machine and Cardiac Rehab Monitoring System. This equipment will be used on the more than 30,000 patients that visit the facility each year. The new Penn Valley clinic, scheduled to open in late summer 2012, will also be able to use some of the portable equipment funded by this campaign.

The Sacramento movers made the following donations from the profits they accrued throughout the month of February:

  •     10% of all local moves
  •     5% of all intrastate moves
  •     10% of all packing material purchases

Ernie's Van & Storage also encouraged their customers to match the contributions the Sacramento moving company gave, or to donate whatever amount they could afford. Both brothers are excited that the money they and their customers helped raise went toward a program that has given the brothers so much. After presenting the $6,000 check to Kimberly Parker, SNMHF Executive Director, Doug and Stuart were all smiles.

For over 70 years, Ernie's Van & Storage has served the towns throughout Northern California moving services to provide moving and storage solutions for businesses and residents. The Sowell brothers, Doug and Stuart, have been partners for 36 years, and look forward to a successful future filled with high quality service from the experienced moving professionals at our Northern California moving company.

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