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PODS® Houston and Houston Habitat for Humanity helps family into new home for new year

Moving and storage company saves $35,000 in logistics, continues free moving services to help families into new homes

 
 
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PRLog - Jan. 29, 2014 - HOUSTON -- PODS® Houston will assist the Hamilton family into their new home as keys are handed over Tuesday, Jan. 28. The official moving and storage partner of Houston’s Habitat for Humanity Home Builds last year provided deserving families with safe and reliable PODS® containers at no cost, saving $35,000 in logistics for 13 families. The Hamilton family—the parents and their one- and eight-year-old children is the first Houston Habitat for Humanity move with PODS assistance for 2014.

In 2013, PODS Houston became the official partner for Houston Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builds program, providing deserving families with moving and storage services at no cost. Phil Dvorak, Managing Partner for PODS Houston, is an enthusiastic supporter of local charities, stepping in every month to donate thousands of dollars of his own trucks, fuel and staff. Dvorak makes giving back to Houston a crucial part of his philosophy of running a successful business. Dvorak was awarded the “Neighborhood Heroes Award” for all this philanthropic aid throughout the community.

“January is the time when people make New Year’s resolutions, and make fresh starts. PODS Houston is honored to help the Hamilton Family move into their new home,” says Dvorak. “We are excited to continue our support to Houston Habitat for Humanity in 2014. We feel our moving and storage model is a natural fit to help these families start their new lives in their new homes.”

PODS® Houston, Phil Dvorak and Habitat for Humanity look forward to working closely with Habitat for Humanity in the 2014 year to ensure families have a secure home.

“We’re definitely less stressed and so excited about what PODS® Houston and Habitat for Humanity is doing for our family,” says Mr. Hamilton. “Our one-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter now have their own rooms and more space to play in. Our experiences with both Habitat and PODS® have been extremely professional and reliable, and they’re saving us so much money on our move. We’re forever grateful.”

The Hamilton family plans to move in on Tuesday, Jan. 28 in the Harrell Park neighborhood of Houston.

ABOUT PODS HOUSTON

PODS Houston is one of the largest independently-owned franchises of PODS Enterprises in the country and is the leading provider of moving and storage services to residents and businesses throughout the greater Houston area. PODS Houston is locally owned and operated and began serving Houston-area residents in 2003.

Each year, PODS Houston donates moving and storage solutions for over 20 Houston-area charities in support of their contributions to the community. The Salvation Army, Houston Arts Alliance, the YMCA and Toys for Tots are among the many organizations PODS Houston partners with annually.

Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2.0 million deliveries and has over 145,000 PODS® containers in service.

ABOUT HOUSTON HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Houston Habitat for Humanity, with thousands of sponsors and volunteers, has built over 930 homes for hard-working, low-income Houstonians.  Habitat Partner Families contribute 300 hours of “sweat equity” and complete training on home ownership to purchase homes with no-interest mortgages. For more information about Houston Habitat for Humanity, and the Houston Habitat ReStore – a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center open to the public – go to www.houstonhabitat.org, or call 713-671-9993.

Houston Habitat for Humanity is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.

Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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City/Town:Houston - Texas - United States
Industry:Home, Non-profit
Tags:habitat for humanity, PODS Houston, Home, Family, charity
Last Updated:Jan 29, 2014
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