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Salvation Army and the LifNav Program - One of the Reasons We Do What We Do!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 by Jeff Owen


I have always enjoyed helping people.  For a number of years, I was donating platelets through the American Red Cross.  My whole life, my family has been donating unwanted items through organizations such as Goodwill.  As an adult, we have sponsored children through Compassion International, and now through Justice & Mercy, International, since my wife works with this wonderful organization.  So, when it came time to look for a business to get involved with, The Junkluggers continued to come to the top, largely in part to their approach to handling things people no longer wanted in their homes or businesses.  The first priority at The Junkluggers is to always give back to the community by donating as many items as we can from what we remove in our business back to our local non-profit partners.  Our second priority is to recycle, repurpose, or rehome as many items as we can that we are not able to donate, to prevent those items from going into our local landfills and harming our environment.

So, I came across this article that highlights one of our customers on the donation side, with one of our favorite non-profit partners - not because they are so much better than other non-profits, but because we get to be a part of helping people in the local community, directly, when we donate items through the Salvation Army's LifNav program.

https://nashchristian.com/2021/12/lifnav-resourcing-the-hope-of-individuals-living-outside-of-shelter/

We provided Eric with items several times, as we come across various needs of his.  We don't always get everything someone needs at once, and we currently do not have a facility to store items.  So, we donate items as soon as we get them, and sometimes that means we can provide a bed, today, a couch, next week, etc. The Salvation Army put us in touch with Eric, and something that stood out to me about Eric was his joy in receiving the items, and his eagerness to help us however he could, with unloading the items from our truck and into his apartment.  We are met with this same demeanor and behavior from Eric each time, and we have now provided he and his roommate with beds, a sectional and ottoman, a washer and dryer, a chair, and some lamps.

While we have helped so many people, just like Eric, I typically shy away from posting anything about this, as I do not intend to capitalize on the less fortunate or post their pictures when we are able to donate much needed items to them.  In this case, the article was already there, highlighting the work of The Salvation Army and success stories, like Eric's.  We will continue to keep opportunities like this front and center in our business and will be able to do more, as we grow our business and have facilities to stage such furniture and other household items folks need as they get into a new home with nothing but the clothes on their back.

Likewise, we are always looking for new non-profit partners.  If you know of a local organization who we might be able to benefit, do not hesitate to reach out to us to discuss the organization and their needs.

If this is something that resonates with you, please consider us in the following ways:

  • Choose The Junkluggers to be your go-to junk removal company for any of your furniture or junk hauling needs.  800.LUG.JUNK 1-844-425-0080) or www.junkluggers.com 
  • We're #hiring (https://junkluggersofnashville.easyapply.co) for full-time and part-time Luggers (movers and drivers). If you know of anyone who is interested in being a part of a new business with a lot of opportunity to scale, likes giving back to the community in a variety of ways, and is concerned about the environment, then we might be a great fit! At Junkluggers, we believe that often when people have items to remove, those items still have life left in them and people can still benefit from those items. Our first priority is always to donate to our local non-profit partners. Our second priority is to recycle as much as we can to minimize the impact on our environment. #junkluggers #ecofriendly #caringalternativetojunkhauling #giveback #community #environmentallyfriendly #helpothers #fulltimejob #parttimejob #newbusiness #growthopportunities #leadershipopportunities #NashvilleTN

This article was produced by the Nashville Christian Family Magazine (https://nashchristian.com/).

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