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Introducing The Gary Sinise Foundation

Written by trishfms on . Posted in Give Back, Military, move, mover, moving, moving advise, moving services, north american van lines, professional mover, professional movers, professional moving company, Veterans, Wounded Veterans

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Gary Sinise Foundation

Since Veterans Day was the other day, we want to take a minute to highlight a North American® partner making a big impact on Our Nation’s veterans. North American proudly became the official moving partner of the Gary Sinise Foundation in 2014, and what an amazing and inspiring experience it has been! 

In 2011, Gary Sinise established the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to serve and honor our nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders and their families. Sinise believes as citizens, supporting the heroes of our nation is a responsibility each of us must carry. The Gary Sinise Foundation does just that through a variety of programs, and works to ensure the sacrifices of America’s defenders and their families are never forgotten.  For more than a decade, Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band have toured the globe in support of our troops. The band aims to raise spirits and awareness for military and first responder causes worldwide.  Through the foundation’s Invincible Spirit Festivals, the team is boosting the morale at military medical centers across the country. The daylong celebrations provide an escape from the rigors of rehabilitation for the hospital’s patients, staff and families.  The Relief & Resiliency Outreach program is providing complete support to those recovering from trauma, injury and loss during times of urgent need.  

The Sinise Foundation is also providing financial support and training to America’s firefighters, police departments and EMTs through its First Responders Outreach program.  Serving Heroes is a program providing hearty, classic American meals to our defenders across the country.  The Arts & Entertainment Outreach program now includes the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago and the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Each theatre provides dinner and a performance to local veterans free of charge.  In 2012, the Gary Sinise Foundation began building specially adapted custom smart homes for American veterans that have suffered life-altering injuries through its partner program. Each home is designed to meet the needs of the specific service member recipient and their family, and features automated amenities to ease the daily challenges these heroes face. In 2013, the Gary Sinise Foundation expanded these efforts by establishing its R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program.

In 2015, the Gary Sinise Foundation launched Soaring Valor with The National WWII Museum.  The program provides WWII veterans a chance to visit the museum and documents their first-hand accounts of the war for future generations.  The Gary Sinise Foundation mission to never stop serving our nation’s heroes and families is deep rooted and continues to make a difference with new and existing programs. For more information, head to the Gary Sinise website or check out this video about the organization.

“The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.”– President Calvin Coolidge

To learn more about our involvement with the Gary Sinise Foundation and their R.I.S.E. program, GO HERE.

Military Makeover | Phinizy Family | Florida Moving Systems, Inc.

Written by trishfms on . Posted in Military, move, mover, moving, moving advise, moving company, north american van lines, professional mover, professional movers, professional moving company, Veterans

On the week of September 25th, 2016, Florida Moving Systems, Inc was honored to be part of the Television show “Military Makeover”.  We handled the “move out” and “move in” for the Phinizy family.  We were hand picked to be a part of this amazing show who gives back to our Veterans because we have been awarded the Top Moving Agent in the Country for Military Moves.

We pride ourselves on giving back to the community.  We had a lot of fun doing this shoot for such a good cause!  And now we wait for it to air so we can see it all unfold in 3 30min episodes airing on Lifetime Thursday’s and Friday’s at 7:30am.

Make sure you set your DVR!!

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Here is the promo for Military Makeover that we we so honored to be a part of!!

What is Military Makeover??

About Military Makeover:

The men and women of our Military risk everything to protect our country’s freedom and our way of life. But who protects them when they return? Who supports them, helps them in their time of need and gives them hope for the future?

From the producers of the award-winning home decorating and remodeling show, Designing Spaces, comes a very special mini-series dedicated to giving back to members of our Military and their loved ones. Enlisting the help of decorators, designers, landscapers and other home renovation experts, our host, retired United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant R. Lee Ermey “The Gunny”, helps transform the homes – and the lives – of military families across the country.

Whether it’s a veteran and their loved ones, a wounded warrior or a newly relocated military family, this mini-series salutes those that have risked the ultimate sacrifice, offering hope and a helping hand right here on the home front.

 

Moving With Children

Written by trishfms on . Posted in Be Prepared, Children, Cross Country Moving Company, home owner, Kids, move, mover, moving, moving advise, moving company, moving out of state, moving tips, moving to new state

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What’s the best way to help children adjust to all the changes of moving?  While there are many answers to this question, here are some general tips:

  • Talk to your children early, openly and often about the move and what changes it will bring.
  • Keep to your normal routine as much as possible, and arrange to continue your child’s current activities in the new community.
  • Keep favorite items (toys, books, etc.) accessible
  • Have children help pack a special box with their most treasured toys – they can even decorate the box!
  • If possible, take your children to the new community before the move to introduce them to their new surroundings.
  • Let your children get involved with planning and packing if possible, and ask for their input on how they would like to decorate their new rooms.
  • Above all, ask for thoughts and opinions, and listen

Happy moving!!!

 

May Is National Moving Month

Written by trishfms on . Posted in Be Prepared, central florida moving, Cross Country Moving Company, move, mover, moving, moving advise, moving company, Moving Estimate, moving out of state, moving services, moving tips, moving to new state, nation wide mover, national moving company, north american van lines

NAVL_boxmover3May is National Moving Month, a time we like to celebrate by spreading the word about how to find, hire, and work with moving companies in your area. Moving to a new home can be a stressful undertaking for any family, so by taking the time to select a mover compatible with your needs and budget, you can enjoy a more streamlined process from start to finish.

Now that’s something worth celebrating!

  • Every moving company you consider should be registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation. (Florida Moving Systems, Inc. is Registered)
  • A personal connection means something…especially in the world of moving companies. Your provider should come to your house to make an in-home valuation. If they try to make arrangements or give quotes via phone only, it’s time to keep looking.  Get a FREE QUOTE HERE ONLINE and a certified moving specialist will give you a call to go over details.
  • May is National Moving Month for a reason—this is the time of year when packing up and relocating starts in earnest. Book your moving company early in order to secure the best dates, as they might not be available as the busy summer season begins.
  • The payment process your moving company uses matters. Almost all reputable companies make an estimate, provide a contract to guarantee those terms, and then require payment upon delivery. Too big a departure from this process could be a red flag.
  • Questions to ask yourself about your local mover:  Do you want the movers to do all the packing and heavy lifting? Do you need firm delivery dates? Will you need to have your belongings stored for a few weeks until you get settled in? Avoid confusion later on down the road by getting all these details hammered out before you sign the contract.
  • If you’re at all worried about your belongings, take out the extra insurance. Although it may cost you a few extra bucks, the peace of mind you get from knowing your shipment is protected against loss or damage is well worth the investment.
  • Always pack an Open Me First box when you’re moving a long distance. Pack this one up before the movers arrive, and put anything in it you’ll need during those first few hours at home. You may even want to keep this box with you, since delays on the road could prevent it from reaching you as soon as you’d like.
  • Organization is always your friend, but never more so than when moving. As soon as you start searching for a moving company, keep a folder with all your quotes, estimates, contracts, inventory lists, and other information. This folder should stay with you (i.e., not get packed up on the truck) so you can refer to it whenever you need.
  • Don’t be afraid to rely on technology. Moving apps make it easy for you to keep tabs on your inventory and prepare for the big move (in fact, some of them providing moving countdowns so you know what needs to be done and when) so you never feel overwhelmed.
Source:  NAVL