December 2018 Mover of the Month: Beltmann Relocation Group of Ft. Lauderdale/Pompano BeachJanuary 7, 2019 | 1:27 pm |
Each month, we highlight one of the moving companies in our network for their extraordinary commitment to fighting hunger in their community. We are excited to announce that Beltmann Relocation Group of Ft. Lauderdale/Pompano Beach, has been named our Mover of the Month for December 2018!
For the last 6 years, Lang Realty has held a holiday food drives at each of their 11 offices in South Florida, a run that has been made possible, in no small part, thanks to the assistance of moving companies like Beltmann Relocation Group of Ft. Lauderdale/Pompano Beach. This December, Beltmann’s crew provided collection boxes to four of the participating locations and volunteered to deliver all of the donations — more than 1,200 lbs. of food — to their local food bank. That was enough to provide more than 1,000 holiday meals for their neighbors in need.
“I believe giving back is important because it helps us all grow as individuals by developing a sense of compassion, humanity and empathy towards others in moments of need,” said Jennifer Rodriguez, Beltmann Relocation Group’s Household Goods Coordinator.
Beltmann Relocation Group of Ft. Lauderdale/Pompano Beach has been a member of the Move For Hunger network since 2012, and, although they have always been valuable supporters, they really stepped up their efforts in 2018! In July, for example, Rodriguez and her team decided to organize a month-long food drive to fight summer hunger in their community. Their goal was to collect 500 lbs. of food, but they ended up bringing in nearly 1,200 lbs. of non-perishables! Rodriguez attributed that success to their passion for the program.
“Being part of Move for Hunger has motivated all of us,” she said. “Once we realized that we had reached our goal, we set a new one each day and didn’t want to give up! The entire staff became a team of one focused on helping others in our community.”
Over the last 6+ years, Beltmann Relocation Group of Ft. Lauderdale/Pompano Beach has delivered more than 9,200 lbs. of food to their local food banks — that’s the equivalent of 7,700 meals. And with more than 706,000 people, including 1 in 5 children, in South Florida facing hunger each day, that assistance was critical. Rodriguez and her coworkers are well aware of the crisis facing their communities, and they are determined to do whatever they can to help.
“If we take a minute and reflect, we can see that most of us are fortunate to know we will go home and have a meal with our loved ones. It is heartbreaking to know that other families don’t know when they will have their next meal,” she said. “If we set an example by making a difference ourselves, people around us will see and feel how satisfying it is to know you were part of a positive change and helped families in need. It seems to be contagious.”
In addition to the award, Beltmann Relocation Group of Ft. Lauderdale/ Pompano Beach will also be receiving a special gift from Victory Packaging and Move For Hunger truck decals for their entire fleet.
Congratulations to Beltmann Relocation Group on this much-deserved recognition! Thank you for helping us reduce food waste and fight hunger in the Sunshine State!
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