Art Van Furniture Thanks Metro Detroiters For Their Million Dollar Effort To Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Donated goods collected in coordinated effort with WDIV-TV & Forgotten Harvest

Jun 05, 2013, 06:00 ET from Art Van Furniture

WARREN, Mich., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Art Van Furniture is thanking Metro Detroiters after receiving an astonishing 1.4 million dollars' worth of non-perishable foods and medical supplies for the Help 4 Oklahoma relief effort.  Art Van Furniture, WDIV-TV and Forgotten Harvest spearheaded the campaign, following the devastation from the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.  In 10 days, all 18 Metro Detroit Art Van Furniture stores collected 800 hundred thousand lbs. in donations ranging from canned goods to toiletries.

"Metro Detroiters are known for their generosity," said Mr. Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture.  "Television viewers were moved and motivated and we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support.  Our neighbors opened their pantries, wallets and hearts to help those who are struggling to rebuild their lives after this disaster." 

In addition to collecting goods, Art Van is providing a semitruck and two drivers. The caravan of semitrucks is now on its way to Oklahoma.  Art Van Furniture is pleased to have partnered this relief operation with WDIV-TV and Forgotten Harvest.

Art Van Furniture is Michigan's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 35 stores throughout Michigan, a full service e-commerce website, plus nine freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Kalamazoo, New Hudson, Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights and Troy, Michigan, and Toledo, Ohio. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit for more information. 

SOURCE Art Van Furniture