SOURCE: All My Sons Moving and Storage

May 13, 2008 21:25 ET

All My Sons Moving and Storage Donates Thousands to Seattle Family

A Moving Company With Heart: Local Seattle Mover Donates $13,000 in Moving Services to "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Project in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - All My Sons Moving and Storage of Seattle donated over $13,000 worth of packing, moving and storage services for a project featured on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," a reality-based television program from the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). The project centered on a single-parent family in Seattle at risk of losing their home and home-based business due to building code violations.

Kermit Escribano, owner of All My Sons Moving of Seattle, was contacted by ABC production staff and agreed to donate packing, moving and storage services for "Extreme Makeover's" selected family, the Chapins. All My Sons Moving immediately deployed two large moving trucks and a team of four professional movers to the Chapin house. Additionally, several All My Sons office staff members volunteered their packing services and supervised community volunteers during the packing process. Professional quality moving boxes and supplies were also donated by All My Sons Moving and Storage.

Professional movers provided transportation to a climate-controlled storage facility in Kent, Washington, where the Chapin's 21,000 pounds of belongings were storage for 60 days free of charge. Upon completion of the Chapin house by "Extreme Makeover" and a workforce of community volunteers, All My Sons delivered the Chapins' belongings at no charge. All My Sons continued offering storage for a portion of the family's belongings after their move, delivering goods at the family's request with no charge rendered.

"I'm just glad we were asked for help; we wanted to be their Seattle moving company," said owner Kermit Escribano. "It's nice when you have access to exactly what someone needs to improve their quality of life." Escribano is also no stranger to service. From seven years in service for the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg to several years as a Miami police officer and detective, Escribano has served both country and citizen alike.

"I think the work 'Extreme Makeover' performs is outstanding, and I'm thrilled that All My Sons was able to help this deserving family," said Escribano. "All My Sons is a moving company with a big heart, and we're happy to serve our neighbors and communities."

ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" provides home restoration and construction services to needy families across the country. Families are chosen for assistance based on a videotaped audition displaying elements such as the urgency of need, economic limitations, and life events that negatively impact the family's access to a suitable home and lifestyle. Together with community volunteers and the cooperation of local businesses and services, the "Extreme Makeover" team of designers, carpenters, and other contracted specialists design and build a personalized home while the family enjoys a complimentary vacation.

Connie Chapin is a single mother of three and operates a home-based business called Angelfish. An avid swimmer, Ms. Chapin teaches swimming and water-safety lessons to children in the family's swimming pool as her only source of income. To date, 200 children in the Seattle area have completed the Angelfish program.

All My Sons Moving & Storage is a family-owned and operated moving and storage business with four generations of experience. The moving company has branch offices in 35 cities across the country. All My Sons specializes in local and long-distance moves, office moves, corporate relocations and residential moves.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is an Emmy Award-winning production entering its 5th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer, and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kermit Escribano
    All My Sons Seattle
    21506 86th Ave. S.
    Kent, WA 98031
    253-437-1280 fax