Art Van Furniture And Art Van PureSleep Stores Across Chicagoland, Michigan, Indiana And Ohio Collecting Bottled Water Donations For Families Impacted By Flint Water Crisis

Retailer's 100 Midwest locations accepting cases, gallons or jugs of water starting February 8

Feb 08, 2016, 08:54 ET from Art Van Furniture

WARREN, Mich., Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, all 100 Art Van Furniture and Art Van PureSleep locations in Chicagoland, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio will be accepting donations of bottled water from the public to help the residents of Flint, Michigan adversely affected by the city's water crisis. To date, the Midwest's No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer has collected and delivered more than 400 tons of water at many of their Michigan locations.

"There has been tremendous support for the families affected by the tragic situation in Flint, but the need for clean bottled water remains urgent," said David Van Elslander, senior vice president of Art Van Furniture and president of Art Van PureSleep. "By coming together, our guests in the communities we serve across Chicagoland, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio can join us in making an immediate difference to help the people of Flint."

Donations of cases, gallons and jugs of bottled water will be accepted as long as the need continues to exist, and Art Van Furniture delivery trucks will transport the collected water to Flint several times a week. The water is being distributed to residents in need through Flint-based Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties. For additional information and for a list of store locations, visit

About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 100 stores throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana, including freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, and Art Van Furniture franchise locations as well as a full service e-commerce website. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit for more information.

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