SOURCE: Mayflower Transit

December 12, 2008 09:25 ET

Network of Mayflower Agents Reach Out to Communities During the Holidays

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - December 12, 2008) - Giving back during the holidays is a time-honored tradition for Mayflower Transit's unique network of agents. Even in a difficult economy, Mayflower agents continue to support their communities through generous donations. The following examples are just a few stories of how Mayflower agents helped out this holiday season:

--  Colorado - Buehler Moving and Storage partnered with the Aspen Academy
    in Littleton, Colo., for its annual food drive benefiting the families of
    the troops at Buckley Air Force Base. Buehler provided a Mayflower moving
    van that Aspen Academy students filled with food donations. The community
    donated more than 8,000 cans of food and approximately $3,000 in cash.
    
--  Colorado - All American Moving Services partnered with KOOL 105 and
    the Denver Rescue Mission for its "Fill the Mayflower" donation drive. All
    American donated a Mayflower moving van, two employees, temporary storage
    and 600 boxes and rolls of tape. The company collected non-perishable food
    items and monetary donations for the Denver Rescue Mission.
    
--  Illinois - Stevenson Transfer donated Mayflower moving vans for its
    annual "Fill the Mayflower" event to collect food for the holidays. In just
    one day, Stevenson donated more than 2,000 cans of food, $300 in cash and
    two turkeys that were delivered to the Illinois Valley Food Pantry and
    Ottawa Community Food Basket.
    
--  Michigan - Sidney Sowle & Son partnered with a local grocery store and
    radio station for its "Fill the Mayflower" donation drive. The two-day
    drive collected food, clothing and personal items in a Mayflower moving van
    for the local Red Cross.
    
--  Minnesota - Metcalf Moving & Storage adopted a family through the
    Minnesota National Guard Family Network, a group that supports military
    families. On Thanksgiving Day, Metcalf employees delivered boxes of
    groceries to the family, which contained everything needed for a
    traditional Thanksgiving meal.
    
--  Missouri - Dodge Moving & Storage donated three Mayflower moving vans
    for "Scouting for Food," America's largest one-day food drive. The trucks
    were used to collect food at three area fire stations and transport the
    goods to the St. Louis Area Food Bank.
    
--  Nebraska - The Stephen Center, an emergency homeless shelter in Omaha,
    hosted guests onboard a 53-foot Mayflower moving van donated by Select Van
    and Storage to celebrate one of America's favorite holiday traditions -- a
    Thanksgiving Day football game. The van was fully furnished and heated to
    provide a comfortable place to watch the game and enjoy a Thanksgiving
    meal.
    
--  New York - Clark Moving and Storage hosted a food drive for its "Fill
    the Mayflower" event. Clark first delivered boxes to local schools for
    decorating, then delivered the decorated boxes to area businesses. The
    boxes were used to "Fill the Mayflower" with donated goods that benefited
    the Albany Regional Food Bank.
    
--  Wyoming - Arrow Moving and Storage donated a Mayflower moving van to
    Amvets, a nonprofit organization that supports veterans and active
    military, for a food donation drive at Frontier Mall. Following the
    successful drive, Arrow transported the goods to Amvet's local shelter,
    which hand-delivered the donations to those in need.
    

About Mayflower Transit

Mayflower Transit, founded in 1927, is one of the nation's oldest and largest van lines and transports household goods, electronic equipment, trade show exhibits and displays, works of art, and specialized freight, utilizing a network of 700 affiliated agents throughout the United States and around the world. Mayflower's headquarters offices are located in suburban St. Louis, Mo. Further information about the company is available at www.mayflower.com.

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