Atlas Van Lines sponsors Basic Needs Campaign

Atlas personnel collecting items at area Schnuck's stores

September 30, 2010

Media Contacts:
Kerri Hart, Atlas Van Lines, 800.638.9797, ext. 2951
Tricia Parrott, Hetrick

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Today Atlas Van Lines, in conjunction with the United Way of Southwestern Indiana, kicks off the "50 Ways to Help Your Neighbor Basic Needs Campaign." Atlas personnel will be collecting basic needs items at five area Schnuck's stores on September 24-26 and October 1-3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Atlas is participating as part of its Atlas Gives Back program, a charitable initiative that runs throughout 2010 in honor of Atlas' 50th anniversary in Evansville.

Items sought for donation include non-perishable food, toiletries, paper products, baby supplies, cleaning supplies, new clothing and new household items. The items will be distributed to the community via more than 25 local participating agencies such as the YWCA and the Boys and Girls Club.

"Atlas has been in Evansville since 1960, and we are continually looking for ways to give back to the community," said Marian Weilert Sauvey, senior vice president and general counsel, Atlas World Group. "Partnering with the United Way on this drive to collect and distribute basic needs items to our community seemed a perfect way for us to help give back."

The participating Schnuck's stores are located throughout the Evansville area at Washington Avenue, First Avenue, West Lloyd Expressway, Green River Road and Bell Oaks Drive (Newburgh).

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Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. More than 500 Atlas interstate agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, new fixtures and furniture. Visit and for more information on the company and Atlas agents.