The Greater Boston Association of Realtors Names Gentle Giant Moving Company’s Community Relations Specialist as their Affiliate Member of the Year

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Gentle Giant Kathy Harney was indispensable in organizing GBAR’s annual Furniture Drive to benefit the Mass Coalition for the Homeless

Kathy Harney accepts her Affiliate of the Year Award from the Greater Boston Association of Realtors executives.

Being named GBAR's Affiliate Member of the Year was an unexpected, but truly exciting moment in my career.

Gentle Giant Moving Company, the Boston headquartered full-service moving and storage company, is proud to announce that their Community Relations Specialist, Kathy Harney, has been recognized by the Greater Boston Association of Realtors (GBAR) as the Affiliate Member of the Year Award Winner.

The GBAR Affiliate Member of the Year Award acknowledges the involvement of industry, product, and service providers for their active participation in GBAR programs, activities, and their support of its mission and the REALTOR® membership. Nominees are judged on volunteer service and personal contributions made in support of the association’s strategic objectives and programming, which may include charitable and community service activities, public policy advocacy, committee service, sponsorships, and support of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board’s PAC.

Harney was named Affiliate Member of the Year because of her instrumental help in coordinating GBAR’s 7th annual Furniture Drive to benefit the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. Using her organizational skills and professional network connections, Harney successfully coordinated efforts between Gentle Giant’s sales and operations teams, GBAR, and the Mass Coalition for the Homeless. People throughout Massachusetts simply contacted Gentle Giant to schedule a free pick up of donated furniture, which was then collected by Gentle Giant’s professional movers over three days and delivered to the Coalition’s warehouse in Lynn. This was the first time Gentle Giant participated in the annual collection for the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. The Coalition reported that it was their most successful Drive to date, with 12 full sized trucks being filled to the brim with donated items.

“Being named GBAR’s Affiliate Member of the Year was an unexpected, but truly exciting moment in my career,” Harney explained. “I am thrilled to be able to represent Gentle Giant at GBAR, and I love all the people I get to work with in both organizations.”

The Greater Boston Association of Realtors® is a private trade association with more than 7,200 Realtor® members who specialize in residential real estate in Eastern Massachusetts. GBAR is the largest of five divisions of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB).

About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980, Boston-based moving company Gentle Giant is an award winning residential and commercial mover, offering local moving, long distance moving, and international moving services. Named 2009 Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving and Storage Association, one of the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2004, 2005, and 2006, winner of the 2006 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, winner of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Excellence in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston," six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian's "Boston's Best Moving Company" award, thirteen-time winner of the Angie's List "Super Service" Award, 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, and named a Healthiest Employer in 2013 by the Boston Business Journal, the company's services include craning, piano moving, complete packing and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from more than 19 offices in California, Chicago, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and Washington State. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit http://www.gentlegiant.com.

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