Art Van Furniture To Replace Planned TV Ads In Detroit And Grand Rapids During Sunday's Big Game With Message Of Thanks To Public For Generous Flint Water Crisis Donations

Art Van PureSleep President David Van Elslander to announce retailer's continuation, expansion of its bottled water collection efforts statewide

Feb 05, 2016, 14:40 ET from Art Van Furniture

WARREN, Mich., Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Game-changer! Art Van Furniture will take to the airwaves in Detroit and Grand Rapids during Sunday's big football game to thank Michiganians for their generous donations of 400 tons of bottled water to date in response to the water crisis in Flint, as well as announce the company's expanded collection efforts. The Midwest's No. 1 furniture retailer will replace its Art Van PureSleep 'Rise' sixty-second television commercial which was scheduled to air during the telecast with a message from David Van Elslander, vice president of Art Van Furniture and president of Art Van PureSleep.

"The incredible outpouring of help and extraordinary generosity of our guests during the water crisis in our home state has inspired us to do even more to help the families in Flint," said Van Elslander. "We've been making daily water deliveries to the city for weeks, and want every viewer to know that together, we will continue to make a big difference in the lives of those in need."

Since January, Art Van Furniture has been collecting bottled water at its stores in metro Detroit, Flint, Lansing and Grand Rapids. Beginning February 8, the Midwest's No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer will be accepting bottled water donations at each of its 100 locations throughout the Midwest as long as the need in Flint exists. The water is being distributed to residents in need through Flint-based Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties.

For more information, 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, six stores in Chicagoland, one store in Toledo, Ohio, one store in Fort Wayne, a full service e-commerce website, plus 38 freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan and Ohio. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit for more information.

Logo -

SOURCE Art Van Furniture