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.

Picnic

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.

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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.

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June 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!

This month, all of our featured testimonials come from our very own testimonials page! We want all of our potential clients to know that we’re a moving company they can trust, so we created that page to give anyone that moved with us the opportunity to share their experience. A quick look at the page will show you that we have a lot of raving fans! Susan, Frances, and Linda were recent clients that loved their moves and are our newest raving fans. Check out what they had to say below!

Susan Hardy

Thanx everyone @ RMS!

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They did even more than I expected by Frances Tempio

The workers that were here were the awesome. They did even more than I expected. They treated me as if it was there own stuff. If I ever move again I would use your co. and want they same movers!! Thank you. PS Cory was awesome as well.

Fantastic move by Linda Stabile

Our move could not have been smoother. The movers were above and beyond what we expected and could not do enough for us. Not one item was damaged and they made sure everything was exactly the way we wanted it before they left. Every carton was put in the correct location. I know I was nervous about moving in general and they calmed every apprehension I had. I will be recommending them to any one I know who is moving without hesitation. They were fantastic in every way!

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!

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

Welcome to our newest regular feature on the blog, A Day in the Life of a Mover! We’re sending our office staff out on the job with our professional movers so they can get a first-hand experience of the hard work they do every day. Our first post is all about Christina’s experience. She took this new assignment head on by moving and packing along with the rest of the moving team! Take a look at what she had to say below.

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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. I am not just saying accomplished in the sense of what they have to do, but in the sense of them having such great pride in what they do to assist someone in a time when individuals are basically uprooting their lives.

I went out with a team of three for a small move into storage. I was able to ride in the moving truck, which for me was the true experience as being part of the team for the day. In the beginning when we first arrived, the foreman introduced himself, as did the team to the client. The client already knew me from our phone calls, so it was nice to finally meet them in person. The walk through was next and the team just got started and knew what to do. Each team member picked an area to start in and retrieved what they needed from the moving truck.

I learned how to wrap furniture, complete a proper inventory, tag items and I even got to use the walk board onto the truck when I carried boxes and small pieces of furniture. I learned how they load up the truck as well. There was no way I would just sit back and watch everyone work and not pitch in.

 

Women of RMS

 

During this time the team chatted among themselves, not to waste time but to make the day go by smoother, almost as if to make the hardest of tasks not seem so hard anymore. They all work as a tight knit team, working all as one solid unit.

Once the move was completed, we returned to the warehouse to unload and fill up the storage vaults. We were even under the estimate.

I knew prior to going out what a tough job moving truly is. I always had a high level of respect for the teams and the movers as individuals. I left that day not only exhausted, but with a whole new outlook on the moving team. I had an even higher level of respect for them. All the praise I see for the moving team, be it online or in an email, was brought to light for me that day.

Blog Roundup: Top 5 Recent Blog Posts

Too busy to catch up on all of our blog posts? That’s okay! We’ve rounded up five of our best posts to catch you up to speed.

Not only are we celebrating our 50 year anniversary and added Updater to make moving easier for our clients, our CEO Cindy Myer also became the first woman president of NJWMA! We also have two important stories from the holidays last year about the Paterson Toy Sale and the Center for Hope and Safety, so take a look at the posts below!

Celebrating 50 Years of Moving

“This year, Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) is celebrating 50 years of being in business. That’s 50 years of moving clients all across New Jersey and making one of the most stressful life events easier than ever! We’re only getting better and better as time goes on thanks to the amazing work of our CEO, Cindy Myer.”

Please Welcome NJWMA’s First Woman President Cynthia Myer

“Cynthia (Cindy) Myer is the CEO of Ridgewood Moving Services, Mahwah, NJ. Under her leadership, Ridgewood Moving Services has grown from a boutique business founded in 1966 to an award-winning, full-service relocation, inventory management and custom storage firm serving residential, corporate and commercial clients.”

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

Make Moving Easier With Updater

“We’re proud to announce that Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) is partnering with a Updater to streamline the moving process even more!”

Photos: Paterson Toy Drive 2015

“Every year, Ridgewood Moving Services helps support the Paterson Toy Drive. The event, which runs completely on the toy donations sent by many amazing people, helps give kids in New Jersey something to look forward to. The selection of toys is always massive and the kids that attend can pick whatever they want to take home!”

The Center for Hope and Safety Receives Generous Holiday Donations

“Volunteers from the Center for Hope and Safety acted as elves that wrapped presents for anyone that needed help while also collecting donations for the agency. Because of the volunteers’ efforts, the Center for Hope and Safety was able to raise a total of $15,600 in donations!”

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Help Ridgewood Moving Services Grow: Write a Review or Follow Us!

We at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) thrive on the support that our raving fans give. As a local moving company, the biggest way we can spread the word about our services is through word of mouth. When more people know Ridgewood Moving Services, it helps us continue to grow into a bigger and better company! That’s why we need your help!

One of the best ways to tell people about Ridgewood Moving is through reviews. If you have used us in the past, we encourage you to share your experience on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Having a lot of positive reviews shows that we’re a moving company that people can trust! Every single one we receive helps us grow to be a better company.

If you have already written a review and you’re one of our raving fans, then consider following us on our social media pages! Here are some of the biggest platforms we are on:

1. Facebook

Facebook

Want to hear about upcoming events, see blog posts, and check out awesome photos of the team at work? Like us on Facebook and connect with other raving fans!

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2. Twitter

Twitter

If you like to get quick, yet brief updates on our company, then we highly recommend that you follow us on Twitter!

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3. Instagram

Instagram

We post photos and videos on all of our social media sites, but we post the most photos per week on our Instagram page. Check out our Instagram to see Ridgewood Moving Services in action!

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4. LinkedIn

LinkedIn

We always post every blog post on our LinkedIn, so check us out here if you do not want to miss a post!

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5. Google +

G+

Our Google + page is our most recent addition to our social media. Help build the page with us by following the page as we post content every week!

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We would like to thank everyone who has supported us so far. We already receive a lot of positive testimonials every week, as shown by our monthly testimonial posts on the blog, and our social media pages have been growing rapidly in the past couple years. We’re very proud that our Instagram page was able to reach over 1,000 followers! So, once again, thank you to everyone for supporting us. We’ll continue to strive to be the best moving company in New Jersey to make moving an easy experience for everyone!

Golfers Raise Money For Move For Hunger

One of the many nonprofit organizations we support at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) is called Move For Hunger. We help collect nonperishable food items that were donated by our clients and give them to Move For Hunger, which helps distribute it to families that need food!

As you may know, the Center for Hope and Safety is going to hold an Annual Golf Classic event this year in order to raise money for it as a nonprofit organization and fight domestic violence. But interestingly enough, Move For Hunger has done something very similar and has held its own Golf Classic event to raise money to fight world hunger!

The event was called The 14th Annual Knights of the Greentable Golf Classic and it was held at the Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, NJ. Golfers gathered on the course on May 2 for a friendly tournament and fundraiser dinner. The event was a huge success, with $4,500 dollars being raised in total! Thank you to everyone that played a role in putting this fantastic event together! Here is a list of the event’s sponsors that helped make this happen:

Photo Credit: Move For Hunger

Photo Credit: Move For Hunger

Aztec Total Architecture

Lowy’s Moving Service, an agent of Wheaton World Wide

Carrickmore, LLC

WB Wood

Circle Infiniti

Fromkin Brothers, Inc.

National Business Parks

Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC

The Furniture X-Change

Prism Capital Partners, LLC

Encon Mechanical, Corp.

Imperial Painting & Coatings LLC

UNITY Construction Services, Inc.

KEA Engineers

Spector & Ehrenworth, PC

Wolf Gordon

Dynasty Advisors, LLC

Philips

ILA Lighting

We would also like to thank Charles Logan for organizing this event and making everything possible! If you want to help Move For Hunger too, don’t forget that we will take your nonperishable food items as donations when you move with us! If you would like to see the original post, written by Erika on the organization’s blog, then please click here. You can also learn more about Move For Hunger by visiting its homepage here.

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!

May Testimonials

Welcome to this month’s installment of testimonials! When we receive an excess of positive testimonials in a month, we highlight some of our biggest raving fans. We rely on our fans to spread the word about Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), so thank you to everyone that contributed for this month’s post!

This week we have three testimonials to share from our raving fans! The first two are from Jill and Judy on our testimonials page. We host this page to let people know that we provide a service that you can trust! The last testimonial is written by Pamela on our Google +. Not only is it a fantastic review, it will also give us positive visibility whenever somebody searches our company on Google! Thank you to everyone that has written a review, you’re helping us become a better company every day! Here are all of the testimonials:

Testimonial Page

Move Well Done by Jill Goldstein

Everyone on the crew was great! A pleasure to work with and they really went the extra mile- Thanks to all the guys-

A New Home by Judy Galarza

Your team went above and beyond our expectations. They were wonderful!!! I have recommended them to our realtor for future clients.

Fish movers

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Pamela Stetson

I have worked with Ridgewood Moving Services on several occasions and each time was an excellent experience. We moved our elderly in-laws and the staff did a wonderful job carefully packing their “treasures” and more importantly, they were kind and patient with them – which was most important. Next, they moved our daughter between homes in Hoboken and each time was smooth and efficient. And, anyone that has moved anything anytime in Hoboken – is not an easy feat with parking, stairs, etc. Each move was on time and on-budget. And, a friendly and cooperative experience. As a Realtor – I will recommend them to my clients. Thank you Cindy and your team at Ridgewood Moving!

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!

Save the Date: The Center for Hope and Safety’s 2016 Golf Classic

Ridgewood Moving Services is proud to support the Center for Hope and Safety. For those that don’t know, the Center for Hope and Safety is a nonprofit organization that protects victims of domestic violence. In order to raise money to keep the organization running, it holds a plethora of exciting events that’s open for everyone to join. As one of the organization’s earliest supporters, we’re always promoting their events here on our blog, so keep an eye out for the Center for Hope and Safety’s events on our website!

One of these events is the annual golf classic, which is typically held every year at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale. We were proud to support the event last year by promoting it on our blog and we want to continue supporting it this year as well! That’s why we’re happy to announce, along with the Center for Hope and Safety, that this year’s annual golf classic will be held on
Thursday, June 2, 2016! If you’re an avid golfer, this event was made for you.

Golf Classic 2016

The event will once again be held at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale and includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, cocktails, dinner, prizes, and a silent auction. You can register for the event and learn more about the day itself by clicking here. Please keep in mind that the deadline for registrations is May 23, so if you’re interested in the event, RSVP as soon as 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!

Cindy Myer to Speak at Lowe’s Women Build Mother’s Day Event

Cindy Myer often gets recognized for her hard work running Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) as a female in a male dominated industry. She inherited the business years ago and went in with little experience, but she has learned a lot about the moving industry since then and has helped make Ridgewood Moving Services better than ever before. Her efforts established the moving company as the 2013 Mover of the Year by the New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association and she has spoken at many public events like the Inspirational Women in Business Luncheon in which she shared the story of her successful career.

Now, Cindy is being asked to help as a spokeswoman at the Lowe’s Women Build Mother’s Day event on May 6! This is the 9th event of its kind that was designed to empower women by highlighting the accomplishments of successful women. The theme of this event is centered around inspirational and motivational women in the fields of business, the arts, media, banking, law, education and government. Cindy specifically is being recognized for being the first woman president of NJWMA. The following women qualify and have exceeded under these conditions:

  1. Linda Bowden, PNC Bank NJ Regional President
  2. Susan Greenbaum, of Greenbaum Interiors
  3. Cindy Myer, Ridgewood Moving Services, first women president of the NJWMA.
  4. Deborah Hoffman, Executive Director of the Passaic Economic Development.

Interested in attending? Then act fast! You must RSVP by April 25 by emailing Gina F. Damiano at gina@patersonhabitat.org. The event starts at 8:00 AM and runs through 3:00 PM on May 6. Both men and women are encouraged to attend! For a full schedule of the day with more details, please read the flyer below:

Flyer Cindy

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