Monmouth University Students Collect Food Donations for Move For Hunger

Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) is always trying to find ways to support others, which is why we’ve assisted nonprofit organizations like Move For Hunger to help make a difference in the world. When clients have nonperishable food items that they no longer need, they can choose to donate them to Move For Hunger so it can go to someone that needs it. Move For Hunger also follows its mission by throwing events to collect donations and spread awareness about the organization. For example, they are partnering with students at Monmouth University in New Jersey to collect food donations!

This is a fantastic story about students that want to fight against world hunger. The excerpt below was originally on Move for Hunger’s blog and was written by Nicole Foster. If you want to see the full post then please click here. Otherwise, read the blurb below about how these young adults helped make a difference in their community and acted as role models at their university!

Non-perishable food items were collected from from June 30-July 25 and were delivered to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties by Lowy’s Moving Service, a Wheaton agent. In total, Monmouth University’s new student orientation collected 275 pounds of food, which equates to approximately 229 meals for families in their community!

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Monmouth University has been a frequent supporter of Move For Hunger over the years, and has now collected over 5,000 lbs of food – that’s over 4,150 meals – all time. With nearly 126,000 individuals struggling to find their next meal in the area, Monmouth University is certainly making a difference by fighting hunger today and educating the next generation on the importance of the cause.

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August Testimonials

Welcome to this month’s blog about testimonials! We at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) like to promote any new reviews and testimonials we receive on a monthly basis here on our blog. We often receive a lot of positive reviews and love to share these with our readers regularly. Any new testimonials will be posted here next month, so please consider leaving us a review if you haven’t done so already!

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

For this post, we want to focus on one long, well written testimonial from Angela on our testimonials page. Every now and then, we get a review from a raving fan that goes above and beyond a typical one and this is a perfect example! It’s a testimonial that talks about the fantastic experience she had during her move. If you want to see more like this or write a review yourself, then check out our testimonials page. Thank you to everyone that has submitted one so far! Without further ado, here’s Angela’s review:

We loved them! by Angela

Because our closing/moving date changed only a few days prior to our original move date, we knew it would be nearly impossible to reschedule the move for the new moving date (which happened to be a Saturday!). I was blown away when I got a call back in such a short amount of time with accommodations made to our new date, even though trucks and staff would be harder to come by. We appreciated the lengths Ridgewood Moving Services went to in order to make our moving day a success. The men worked hours upon hours with smiles on their faces, and they were all incredibly respectful and courteous throughout the whole process. It had already been quite a long day, and the movers didn’t rush out of the house. They ended up with asking repeatedly if there was anything else we needed/wanted them to do/move. My husband and I were very impressed and it definitely took a load of stress out of a crazy day!

If you want to be featured on a future blog post, then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post. Thanks for reading everyone!

Support the Center for Hope and Safety at the Movies!

Have you heard of the Center for Hope and Safety? They’re a local nonprofit organization that helps victims of domestic violence. Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) has always been a long time supporter of this agency because we believe what it stands for. We promote any events it may be holding on the blog to show our support!

If you love the movies, then you’ll really enjoy the latest Center for Hope and Safety event! iPic theaters is opening its newest movie theatre complete with premium, reclining seats with artisanal cocktails and gourmet finger foods brought right to you! It opens on August 5 and will be the first of its kind in New Jersey. iPic theaters has kindly let local charities sponsor the first week by allowing all ticket sales go to these organizations as donations! One of the agencies sponsoring this event is the Center for Hope and Safety, which you can read about below in an excerpt from their website:

Monday, August 8th is our agency’s charity day. The proceeds from the admissions to any of the movies that day (not food purchases) are being donated to our agency. Movie membership is available and is free. With your membership you will get a free Premium movie ticket in your account on 8/10 as well as other benefits. For more details about membership click here.

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To view the schedule of movies and to purchase a ticket CLICK HERE.

Interested in attending? Then visit the theatre’s address at 2023 Hudson St., Fort Lee, which is on the corner of Lemoine Ave. & Main St. If you would like to see the original post then please visit their homepage here. We hope to see you at the movies!

Are you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

July Blog Roundup: Top 5 Blogs

If you’ve missed any of our recent blogs, we’ve got you covered! We have five of our best blogs for you to read below. We’re celebrating our 150th blog post by showing you our very best on the website, including our fantastic moving story from our coordinator Christina and the monumental food donation Move For Hunger received in Seattle. Check it out:

A Day in the Life of a Mover – Christina’s Experience

“Being a moving coordinator, I was aware of what basically went on during a move day. When I actually went out on the truck with a team for the day, I learned much more. I developed a different way of understanding what the team goes through to get the job accomplished.”

Make a Donation to Move for Hunger

“As a nonprofit organization, Move for Hunger needs all the help it can get to keep itself running. With the help of donations, Move for Hunger can continue to help keep food banks full and help provide food to those that truly need it. If this sounds like something you want to do, then please visit their website here.”

Photo credit: Carl Cox

Photo credit: Carl Cox

Move for Hunger Receives 17,500 Pounds of Donated Food in Seattle

“A lot of the events we post here on the blog for Move for Hunger are in the local area, but Move for Hunger’s efforts reach the entirety of the United States! For instance, we have an example of an event below that took place in Seattle. A moving company called Gentle Giant Moving Company donated its time in collecting food for the organization during a marathon. This is the kind of efforts we often do for Move for Hunger at Ridgewood Moving Services.”

Center For Hope and Safety Holds its 28th Annual Family Picnic

“Recently, the Center for Hope and Safety held its 28th annual family picnic! This is an event that is held as a reunion for former and current agency clients. The event was such a success and over 300 people were in attendance! The people that donated made the event possible, so thank you to everyone that helped out!”

PSA: Want to Move? Book it Now!

“Did you know that summer is the busiest time of the year for a moving company? Every year, we get tons of clients asking us to move. Families typically have more time than normal, especially those that have kids no longer attending school, making them more prone to moving as a result.”

Are you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Move For Hunger Holds Food Drive at Baseball Game

Long time raving fans of Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) know that we’re big supporters of Move For Hunger. Move For Hunger is a nonprofit group that gathers food donations and brings them to food banks that help feed families around the world. We’ve helped its cause in our own community by asking our clients to donate their nonperishable food items and using our trucks to transport the food to local food banks. We also announce when Move For Hunger is running food drives on our blog to encourage our readers to take action and help make the world a better place!

Love baseball? Live near Lakewood, NJ? Then you’ll love the latest food drive being held by Move For Hunger! On August 23, the Lakewood Blueclaws are working with the OceanFirst Foundation to hold a food drive during their game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Tickets are on sale now, so click here if you’re interested. You can find out more by reading the excerpt below, written on Move For Hunger’s own website.

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The Lakewood BlueClaws and OceanFirst Foundation are teaming up to fight hunger in Monmouth and Ocean Counties! The Strike Out Hunger Food Drive will be held at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ on August 23. Fans attending that night’s game betweeen the BlueClaws and the Greensboro Grasshoppers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to help their neighbors in need. Tickets are available now and are just $13 for adults and $10 kids/senior citizens.

If you would like to see the full, original blog post then please click here. You can also learn more about Move for Hunger by visiting its homepage here. If you want to see how Ridgewood Moving Services helps Move for Hunger, then keep reading our blog for constant updates!

Are you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

PSA: Want to Move? Book it Now!

Did you know that summer is the busiest time of the year for a moving company? Every year, we get tons of clients asking us to move. Families typically have more time than normal, especially those that have kids no longer attending school, making them more prone to moving as a result. We do a fantastic job trying to move everyone as best as we can, but we can only do so much as a local moving company.

In order to keep track of this, we have a calendar that we refer to that lists all of our upcoming moves. By writing down every individual move, we can figure out how many moves we can handle each day and keep all of our clients happy. This is all possible thanks to the wonderful staff at our office for managing this daily.

Here’s Steve Dalzel, one of our managers, preparing our movers for our clients! The board is full of people that have scheduled a move with us. It helps us keep track of everything so we can remember everyone’s moves!

Here’s Steve Dalzel, one of our managers, preparing our movers for our clients! The board is full of people that have scheduled a move with us. It helps us keep track of everything so we can remember everyone’s moves.

However, moves book up quick, so if you want to move in a couple of weeks, book your spot now! Most of July is already taken, so it’s important to call us as soon as you know you’re moving. We want everyone to know this so you all have a chance at using our services. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time during our regular office hours.

Are you interesting in booking a move soon? Then call us now at (201) 529 – 2211. If you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services, then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

July Testimonials

Welcome to this month’s blog about testimonials! We at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) like to promote any new reviews and testimonials we receive on a monthly basis here on our blog. We often receive a lot of positive reviews and love to share these with our readers regularly. Any new testimonials will be posted here next month, so please consider leaving us a review if you haven’t done so already!

Here, we have two lovely reviews from the Debelle Family and Patrick H. The former is from our testimonial page and the latter is from our Yelp page. Our testimonials page is important because it shows potential clients the seamless moving experience they’ll get if they choose Ridgewood Moving Services. Yelp, on the other hand, is incredibly important because its five star reviews help others discover our services more easily. As a result, we’re thankful for every review and testimonial we get. Thank you Debelle Family and Patrick for being raving fans and writing these for us! Here’s what they had to say:

What a wonderful moving company to do business with! by DeBelle Family

Our relocation experience with Ridgewood Moving Services was outstanding! They could not be a more professional and accommodating organization! We were treated like family! From our dealings with Cindy, her staff, and the great movers, it was a grest experience from start to finish!

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Patrick H. – Yelp

I used Ridgewood Moving for a personal residential move and the service was spectacular! Steve the General Manager came to my house and provided an estimate that was fair and reasonable and consistent with the other quotes I received. Rodney and his crew showed up right on time the day of the move and did a great job without damaging a thing. The nicest surprise of all was the final bill was a few dollars UNDER the estimate. When I found myself in need of a commercial move a few months later I called them again and it was nearly a repeat performance ( this time the final bill was the exact amount of the estimate). In both cases Steve showed up unannounced to make sure Rodney (his team was so professional I requested them for the second move) and the crew were on track and that I was happy. I would strongly recommend calling Steve for any of your moving needs and request Rodney’s crew.

If you want to be featured on a future blog post, then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post. Thanks for reading everyone!

Move for Hunger Receives 17,500 Pounds of Donated Food in Seattle

Move for Hunger, a nonprofit organization that Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) supports, accepts food donations from people that are fighting to end world hunger. The organization depends on these donations to keep starving families fed! As a result, it will often throw events to spread awareness about its campaign.

A lot of the events we post here on the blog for Move for Hunger are in the local area, but Move for Hunger’s efforts reach the entirety of the United States! For instance, we have an example of an event below that took place in Seattle. A moving company called Gentle Giant Moving Company donated its time in collecting food for the organization during a marathon. This is the kind of efforts we often do for Move for Hunger at Ridgewood Moving Services. Here is a snippet of what happened, which was written by Dan Beam on the Move for Hunger blog:

On Saturday, June 18, Gentle Giant Moving Company of Seattle volunteered its time and resources to pick-up 17,500 pounds of food and beverages from the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle Marathon and Half-Marathon and deliver it to the Rainier Valley Food Bank.

“The Food Bank was very happy to see us,” said John Dalton, Gentle Giant’s Seattle Regional Manager. “They said it was a good time of the year for us to donate so many beverages. Our crew is very excited about being part of the Move for Hunger program. Our customers are very thankful. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

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Most people tend to associate food drives with the holiday season. Food Banks, however, face their greatest need during the summer months, when classes end and children are no longer receiving free or reduced-cost meals at school.

“Food banks don’t typically receive a lot of drinks in the donation stream, but everybody needs to stay hydrated, especially in summer,” said Sam Osborne, the Executive Director of the Rainier Valley Food Bank. “The sports drinks, water, and fruit we received from the Rock-n-Roll Marathon via Gentle Giant Movers, as coordinated through Move for Hunger, will insure that our most vulnerable neighbors aren’t thirsty this year. We are so grateful for this creative four-way partnership, and will have hundreds of happy, well-hydrated folks leaving our doors over the next couple of months.”

Thank you to everyone that helped make this event a success! If you would like to see the full, original blog post then please click here. You can also learn more about Move for Hunger by visiting its homepage here. If you want to see how Ridgewood Moving Services helps Move for Hunger, then keep reading our blog for constant updates on our efforts to help make the world a better place!

Are you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Center For Hope and Safety Holds its 28th Annual Family Picnic

Some of the most important parts of Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) are the nonprofit organizations that we support. That’s why we make sure that our raving fans know about all events held by these kinds of organizations. This week, I’d like to highlight a special event from the Center for Hope and Safety.

The Center of Hope and Safety is a nonprofit organization that wants to stop domestic violence and make the world a safer place. Not only do they have a 24-hour hotline in order to provide immediate help to those who are suffering, they also give victims a place to stay and rehabilitate themselves. As a result, Ridgewood Moving has proudly supported this organization for many years.

Recently, the Center for Hope and Safety held its 28th annual family picnic! This is an event that is held as a reunion for former and current agency clients. The event was such a success and over 300 people were in attendance! The people that donated made the event possible, so thank you to everyone that helped out! If you want to read about the event, click here. Here’s a short excerpt from the Center for Hope and Safety’s website:

Children enjoyed face painting, crafts, carnival games, and the bouncy castle. For many children the highlight of the day was being “hosed” by the Teaneck Fire department. Free ice cream from the ice cream truck had a constant stream of “customers.” Nobody was hungry thanks to our volunteers who grilled all day and the Presbyterian Church of New Jersey who provided attendees with Korean inspired barbecued. Another group from this church did a martial arts demonstration and held a baseball clinic.

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The happy event ended with raffle prizes and an endless stream of laughing, clapping, and whoops of joy as winner after winner claimed their prizes. It was a day to remember and treasure.

The picnic would not have been possible without our staff, volunteers and supporters. We would like to give a special shout out to:

– Suez North America for providing a truck and manpower for the picnic setup, tents,
tables and chairs, bottled water and soda, and all the side salads.
– Omega Phi Beta Soritity who helped out at the donation table.
– KPMG Women’s Network who volunteered where ever they were needed
in many other areas.
– Mainetti who provided volunteers, crafts and supplies.
– Police and Fire Departments of Teaneck who provided safety and security.
– Our donors who provided funds to make all of this possible.

Are you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Make a Donation to Move for Hunger

Here at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving), we’re huge supporters of the nonprofit organization known as Move for Hunger. This is an organization that is dedicated to ending world hunger by filling food banks with nonperishable food items. Move for Hunger obtains this food by partnering with moving companies, like us, that have clients that have food they no longer need. If they are willing to donate their nonperishable food, the moving company can then use their trucks to transport the food to Move for Hunger or any local food banks.

This is something we are proud to do because we feel like we’re making a difference by putting our time and effort into such an amazing cause. This is why we always ask our clients to consider making a donation to the organization when they are moving: we want you to help too! Move for Hunger also spreads awareness about its goals by hosting regular public events where donations are accepted. We often cover these events on our blog for people that want to support the organization but may not necessarily be our client at the time.

 

Move For Hunger Logo

 

If you are not making a move any time soon or can’t make it to any of these events, please consider making a donation through its site. As a nonprofit organization, Move for Hunger needs all the help it can get to keep itself running. With the help of donations, Move for Hunger can continue to help keep food banks full and help provide food to those that truly need it. If this sounds like something you want to do, then please visit their website here. Even a small donation can go a long way to making a big difference!

For more information about Move for Hunger, you can read an overview on the organization here. If you want to keep in touch with events held by Move for Hunger and other nonprofit organizations, check our blog for weekly updates! We want to be more than just a moving company and help give back to the community, so we’ll be posting content like this regularly to help spread awareness.

Are you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!