Art Van, WDIV-TV And Forgotten Harvest Help Victims Of Oklahoma Tornado

May 21, 2013, 18:12 ET from Art Van Furniture

WARREN, Mich., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Art Van Furniture is teaming up with WDIV-TV's Ruth to the Rescue and Forgotten Harvest to aid victims devastated by Monday's tornado in Oklahoma. Art Van Furniture is asking Metro Detroiters to donate non-perishable food items or personal hygiene items. Recommended donations are canned and packaged foods, toothbrushes, soap and other basic toiletries. Donations can be made at all 18 Metro Detroit Art Van Furniture locations, including stores in Howell, Ann Arbor and Port Huron.  The collection will continue until Sunday, June 2, 2013. 

"Art Van Furniture is always eager to help those close to home as well as those touched by disaster outside of our community," said Mr. Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture.  "When we heard about the tragedy in Oklahoma, our hearts went out to the victims and we teamed up with WDIV-TV and Forgotten Harvest to replenish some basic needs to those affected."

Cash donations will also be accepted by calling the Forgotten Harvest 24 hour toll free hotline 888-332-7140. When calling, mention that your contribution is for the Detroit Rescue fund for Oklahoma.  Forgotten Harvest is America's largest food rescue organization. All items and cash donations collected will go directly to provide food and relief items for victims.

"Art Van Furniture knows how giving the city of Detroit is, let's show the Oklahoma victims how giving we can be," said Van Elslander. "Whether it's one can of food or a cash donation, every little bit will be appreciated by those who have lost their homes and possessions."

Art Van Furniture is Michigan's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 36 stores throughout Michigan, a full service e-commerce website, plus nine freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Kalamazoo, Midland, New Hudson, Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights and Troy, Michigan. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit for more information. Media can visit  

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