Feeding the Hungry, One Move At A Time

Feeding the Hungry, One Move At A TimeAs Steve Jobs once said: “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you, and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.” The following company, Move For Hunger has down just that. It began with a family owned moving company based in New Jersey. After working in the industry for 90 years, they were astonished and upset by the amount of perfectly good food that was being thrown away during the relocation. This food could be donated to a family in need rather than just being tossed. The wheels started turning and Move For Hunger was born.

Even though the North America is known for wealth and prosperity, according to the stats there are 50 million people that don’t know where their next meal will come from and 17 million children go to be hungry each night. Move For Hunger works with relocation companies to help fill food banks. Move For Hunger’s goal is to leverage its existing national network of transportation companies to create one of the nation’s largest, year-round service programs. The movers that are involved in the program offer to pick up unwanted, non-perishable food items during the moving process and deliver it to their local food banks.

However, Move For Hunger needs your help to keep the program alive. Between now and October 22nd they are in the running for a $25,000 grant and they need help to get it. For more information about how you can help this great program, please read below:

http://www.crowdrise.com/moveforhunger-rtt/fundraiser/moveforhunger

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Make way for new travels… good or bad?

While some might not take the issue seriously, global warming is no joke. Earth’s average surface temperature is increasing due to greenhouse gases. During the past 100 years, sea levels rose 17″ after not having changed in the previous 2,000 years. Other consequences of global warming include drought, severe hurricanes, massive fires, and melting of the polar caps. However, there is another aspect of global warming that we might have overlooked. Whether this new discovery is a good or a bad is yet to be determined, but the idea was brought up in local news last week.

With an opening line of “Scientists to debate whether slowing temperature rise is a good or bad sign,” ones sense of intrigue is definitely stimulated. Written by Geoffrey Lean of The London Daily Telegraph, this article summarizes how in 2007, the once ‘impenetrable’ Northwest passage became ‘fully navigable’. He states that before this time, there was no other place on the planet that was as mysterious as the impenetrable Northwest passage and how great a feat it was in 1906 when Roald Amundsen finally conquered it.

How did this happen in 2007? “Arctic sea ice has unexpectedly shrunk to just 4,143,980 square kilometres.” This was apparently a record low that was not supposed to occur until 2050. This made the Arctic and its areas possible to circumnavigate for the first time in “over 125,000 years.”

While these changes do open up the door for new travel, relocation, and discovery opportunities, what does it mean for the Arctic? Humans are now able to travel through places they never thought possible and with that, making things more cost effective and time efficient.

However, what are the long term effects? Food for thought

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Never fear, the office movers are here!

Never take something for granted because one day, it may be gone. Ever heard that expression? Even though we hear it quite often, we don’t always follow it. However, change and losing what you once had is not always a bad thing, sometimes it can be a blessing. How does this relate to commercial moving? For some, office relocation can associate with feelings of anxiety: losing the familiar, moving to a new area, not seeing your favorite lunch spots, not knowing if you’ll like the new building or your new work station. Some don’t like the disruption, the confusion and change in their normal, everyday patterns. Depending on what type of industry, the move can be as stressful on the employees as it can be on upper management. Business has to flow as it does every day and there is no time for interruption.

However, sometimes companies need a change in location. Maybe the business is growing, maybe there is a need for a more open atmosphere. Whatever the reason, there are two very important steps to take before you engage in your office move.

A) Have a meeting with your employees and try to share the vision and feel of what this new setting will bring to their careers and get them motivated to accept change; and

B) Hire a great moving company, like Westmount Moving and Warehousing.

Why pick us to do your office move?

First off, our experience speaks for its itself. Westmount Commercial Moving Division has been relocating businesses for over 75 years. We understand and recognize the stresses that go along with office moving. In today’s fast-paced market, businesses alike do not have time to be closed down during relocations. That’s why Westmount Moving Commercial Division’s team of project managers, supervisors and experienced office movers are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What can we offer you?

  • Project management
  • Specialized shipping for high value products
  • Heavy equipment and machinery moving
  • Computer workstation relocation
  • Commercial storage and warehousing
  • Office furniture and workstation moving
  • Packing, unpacking and crafting

Aside from our incredible services, we equip you with knowledge and the tools you need to make sure everything is done to your liking. Please review our Office Moving Checklist and Packing tips.

Posted in Commercial Moving Tips

New commercial moving equipment

Westmount Moving Commercial Division has invested a tremendous amount of resources towards the procurement of new and innovative office moving equipment.

This will help increase efficiency and result in a better overall service that our clients will benefit from.

It also makes for a safer working environment for our employees by having the best state-of-the-art equipment at their disposal.

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