Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Berlin, Conn. — Premier Limousine, a Berlin-based luxury transportation service provider, teamed with Houston Astros outfielder and New Britain native, George Springer, the New Britain Bees baseball team, and Siracusa Moving & Storage to collect item donations that will be distributed to shelters in Houston and the surrounding areas that were directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. From September 5 through September 7, Premier Limousine collected and donated items at its headquarters. On September 8th, the company also joined the New Britain Bees and Siracusa Moving & Storage at New Britain Stadium to collect donated items for a “Pack the Truck” event.

“With the devastation of Hurricane Harvey leaving many stranded and in need of assistance, we felt it was our duty, as fellow Americans, to do anything we can to try and help the people there,” said Angelo DiMarco, President of Marketing & IT at Premier Limousine. “We’re honored to be involved in the Pack the Truck initiative and, with the help of our community, hope we can provide some relief for the people of Houston.”

Donation items included nonperishable food, lightly used clothing, unopened personal hygiene products, household items (including air mattresses, but not including furniture) and baby products. Premier Limousine had a silver 30-passenger limo bus parked at New Britain Stadium and donated two pallets of bottled water—approximately 3,400 bottles.

“On behalf of the Springer Family, we encourage your support for the victims of the devastation in Houston,” said Springer. “We appreciate your generosity in this time of need.”

Other local organizations that partnered in the donation efforts include A-1 Automotive & Transmission and the Connecticut Blue Jays AAU travel baseball team.

After the Pack the Truck event at New Britain Stadium, the Bees hosted the Sugar Land Skeeters for a doubleheader. Anyone who donated received a voucher to the doubleheader. The Bees staff were also on hand, and will continue to collect monetary donations at each game for the remainder of the regular season.

“Our hearts are with all that have been affected by the flooding in Texas,” said New Britain Bees majority owner Anthony Iacovone. “We hope that others will join New Britain in giving something to help the residents of Houston and the surrounding areas get through this terrible time.”

The Pack the Truck initiative to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey that Premier Limousine was involved in last week was a huge success! Some local TV stations covered the event, and here are links to their videos:

Visit premierlimo.net for more information. To see newstories about the Pack a Truck fundraiser, click any of the following: Fox 61: https://goo.gl/PiJEAm, NBC Connecticut https://goo.gl/vRJWdc, WTNH https://goo.gl/c5VRP1.

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