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Schroeder Moving Donates Boxes to Local Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

image2When people select a moving company, they search for a partner who will move and store their valuables with the same level of care and attention that they would give their own belongings. Schroeder Moving Systems, an Integrated Risk customer since 2013, is one such company—providing top-of-the-line moving, storage, and delivery services. As a trusted local business, they care about their customers and their customers’ belongings.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Schroeder Moving was able to extend its reach beyond its own community to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. J.J. Watt, Sports Illustrated’s 2017 Sportsman of the Year and defensive end for the Houston Texans, had been working with his family and the J.J. Watt Foundation to organize a flood relief drive in his hometown of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. According to an article published by USA Today, they gathered over 300,000 pounds of supplies like food, water, and clothing and loaded them onto 10 semi-trucks headed for Houston.

When it came time to purchase the boxes that would help to organize and distribute these supplies, JJ Watt’s father called Schroeder Moving. According to Mike Schroeder, Vice President of Schroeder Moving, the company knew right away that it would be donating the boxes to the relief efforts—it was never a question. The bigger issue to tackle would be how they could get the 2,000 boxes needed on the next truck from their supplier in Northern Illinois within just a couple of days.

Ultimately, Schroeder Moving received the boxes just in time to load them on a truck to Pewaukee High School, where the J.J. Watt Foundation was busy collecting and organizing the donated items. The boxes were filled with supplies and shipped to Houston, where JJ Watt, some of his fellow teammates, and other volunteers distributed them at various locations throughout the city.

This wasn’t Schroeder Moving’s first foray into community service and involvement. The company has also served as a drop-off location for the Marine Toys for Tots Program on multiple occasions, in addition to lending portable storage containers free of charge to charity events in need of extra storage.

A long-term client of Integrated Risk, Schroeder Moving is also committed to safety and doing the right thing for their clients. According to Carrie Legg, Integrated Risk Solutions Assistant Vice President, “Schroeder Moving is committed to excellence in all areas of their operations, which is evident in their client retention, safety results, and significant growth”.  Legg added, “It’s rare to see a management team so engaged in all aspects of risk management. They have received numerous awards from United Van Lines for quality and safety over the years.”

Their commitment to quality truly shows in every move they make. Thank you to Schroeder Moving for your generosity and for reminding us all during the busy holiday season of the importance of helping those in need and giving back to the communities that support us as local businesses.