Art Van Furniture and WOOD TV8's "Connecting with Community" Create "Water for Flint" Initiative in West Michigan in Response to Water Crisis

Public can drop off cases, gallons or jugs of water at Art Van Furniture stores through February 11

Jan 22, 2016, 09:20 ET from Art Van Furniture

WARREN, Mich., Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of Flint remain in desperate need of clean bottled water, and Art Van Furniture and WOOD TV8's "Connecting with Community" partners have joined forces to help through their "Water for Flint" initiative. From Friday, January 22 through February 11, Art Van Furniture's seven West Michigan stores will be accepting donations of cases, gallons and jugs of water from the public. Art Van Furniture delivery trucks will transport the collected water to Flint weekly.

The West Michigan Art Van Furniture stores accepting bottled water donations are located at:

  • 6100B Drive North in Battle Creek
  • 4273 Alpine Ave. N.W. in Comstock Park
  • 4375 28th St. S.E. in Grand Rapids
  • 4625 Wilson Ave. SW in Grandville
  • 12610 Felch Street in Holland
  • 550 Ring Road in Portage (Kalamazoo)
  • 630 Seminole Road in Muskegon

"We all need to come together as a caring community to help the good people of Flint as long as this life-altering crisis exists," said David Van Elslander, senior vice president of Art Van Furniture and president of Art Van PureSleep. "Our Art Van Furniture family, our good friends at WOOD TV8 and our Connecting with Community partners are asking everyone to do what they can to ease the hardship and burden Flint's residents are experiencing through no fault of their own."

In addition to Art Van Furniture, WOOD TV8's "Connecting with Community" partners include Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Huntington Bank, Metro Health Hospital, and Amway. The bottled water transported to Flint by Art Van Furniture delivery trucks will be warehoused and distributed to residents by Catholic Charities of Shiawassee & Genesee Counties.

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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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