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Art Van Expands Water Collection for Flint

Art Van Furniture has expanded its water collection sites to include all 100 Art Van and PureSleep locations.

The water will be used to help residents of Flint, Mich., impacted by the city’s toxic water. Since kicking off the water drive in its Michigan stores last month, the retailer has collected and delivered more than 400 tons of water.

"There has been tremendous support for the families affected by the tragic situation in Flint, but the need for clean bottled water remains urgent," said David Van Elslander, senior vice president of Art Van Furniture and president of Art Van PureSleep. "By coming together, our guests in the communities we serve across Chicagoland, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio can join us in making an immediate difference to help the people of Flint."

Donations of cases, gallons and jugs of bottled water will be accepted as long as the need continues to exist, and Art Van Furniture delivery trucks will transport the collected water to Flint several times a week. The water is being distributed to residents in need through Flint-based Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties.

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