Kary Movers Owners and Staff Give Gift of Time This Holiday Season to Those In Need

The owners of Kary Movers donated the use of 2 trucks all week to the Surrey Food Bank. Two employees volunteer per truck each day in order to collect food donations throughout the city. The owners also cover the cost of fuel to cover the routes.
Kary Movers truck picking up food donations for the Surrey Food Bank
Kary Movers truck picking up food donations for the Surrey Food Bank
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Dec. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- It has been a very busy week for the owners and staff of Surrey based Kary Movers Ltd. It began Friday afternoon at about 4:30pm when the general Manager, LJ Brocke received a call from Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue. They required teams to be dispatched right away to pack and move what ever items were salvageable from a three story apartment which had burned the previous night. tenants were not able to return to their suites due to the extensive damage to the building. Even though all of the teams had been working all day, 15 employees and all available trucks were dispatched to the Maple Ridge building to help save what they could of the residents' belongings. Further, the owners of the company donated one month of free storage in their storage warehouse so residents could have time to find new homes. By Tuesday night all recoverable items that could be saved were moved from the building.

Even with the company and subsidiary companies, Coop's Moving Ltd, Starving Students Movers and BC Careful Movers and Delivery servicing a high volume of customers, they were able to take on this task and still fulfill a prior promise to the Surrey Food Bank to provide 2 trucks all week long including fuel at no charge in order to collect donations from schools, businesses and community agencies throughout the city. Each day 4 employees (2 per truck) volunteered to work for free on the trucks in order to ensure the donations were delivered to the Food Bank in order that they could help those in need this holiday season.

This is a very special time of year for most people and the team at Kary Movers believe that giving back to the community is an important part of what makes working here special. The owners of the company treat all employees as family and do many things throughout the year to recognize and show appreciation for the employees. Everyone feels as though it is a big family and that shows through the dedication and commitment all staff have to providing the best in service and community spirit.

Kary Movers Ltd participates in many community projects all year through. This ranges from contributions to many community organizations, staff and families of staff participate in volunteer activities together such as the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up, provide several free moves each year to victims of domestic violence in order for them to break free from the cycle of violence.

Kary Movers Ltd is committed to the communities of today but also of the future. Through the recycling and re-use of moving supplies they reduce these items going into our landfill at a rate of over ten tonnes per year.

The teams are dedicated to reducing emissions and consumption of fossil fuels through minimizing the idling of trucks and cars as much as possible.  The company fleet ranges from small economy cars to 7 ton trucks. They only send the size of vehicle required to complete the job properly. "Why send a truck to a client who just required a small package picked up and delivered across town or to move a piano from one level of a home to another? It is an unnecessary burden on the environment" states John Cousineau who along with his wife, Monica own the company. It is one of the reasons Kary was nominated (although not shortlisted) for three awards this year from the Small Business BC's Successful You Awards including Green Company, Online Marketing and Top Employer.

Kary also promotes the use of another company, Frogbox in order to rent plastic moving totes instead of pushing their own sale of cardboard moving boxes, sacrificing profits for sustainability. Kary also offers special discounts to senior citizens as they understand the contributions of seniors to our society in the past and present, it is nice to show appreciation for such.

John and Monica Cousineau purchased Kary Movers Ltd about 8 years ago and several years ago bought Surrey based BC Careful Movers and Delivery. The company has continued to grow through being a part of the community and treating clients as part of the family. This past summer Kary Movers bought two more companies,  Coop's Moving and Starving Students (Canada).

The company has also expanded services from local moving to also include long distance moving, corporate relocation, office moves, industrial moves and through two warehouse locations, secured storage facilities. "This success would never have been achieved without the support of the community allowing us the privilege of serving them so it is essential that we give back to the community that allows us to stay in business and grow as we have" says Monica.

Everyone at Kary Movers Ltd encourages other employers to encourage community involvement by their staff. Also to build a team based on mutual respect and frequent family events. It builds strong employees and in turn a much stronger company. It is not too late for your company to help others this holiday season. If your team wishes to make a group donation of non-perishable food items and require pick up, contact your local food bank. There are many other ways to help your community at this time of year such as the Province Newspaper's Empty Stocking Fund, JRFM's Basics for Babies or give your time at a local soup kitchen or other gathering place for our less fortunate this season. You will find the true feeling of the holidays which is to give to others without anything in return. It is what this holiday season is all about.

Merry Christmas to all from Kary Movers Ltd and our entire team. You can contact Kary Mover in Metro Vancouver at 604-687-1746 or from anywhere in North America via toll free number 1-877-687-1746 or at www.karymovers.com, on Twitter and Facebook.
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