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Operator, Houston Astros All-Star Partner For Harvey Relief

Posted on September 5, 2017
Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston on August 27, 2017 to aid residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. (Creative Commons photo by Texas Army National Guard via fbi.gov website)
Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston on August 27, 2017 to aid residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. (Creative Commons photo by Texas Army National Guard via fbi.gov website)

BERLIN, Conn. -- Premier Limousine, a Berlin-based luxury transportation service provider, is teaming with Houston Astros outfielder and New Britain native, George Springer, local baseball team the New Britain Bees and Siracusa Moving & Storage to collect item donations that will be distributed to shelters in Houston and the surrounding areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Springer video here

From Sept. 5-7, Premier will be collecting donated items at its headquarters on 76 Fuller St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sept. 8, the company will also join the New Britain Bees and Siracusa Moving & Storage at New Britain Stadium to collect donated items for a ‘Pack the Truck’ event at 1 p.m.

“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 and 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 requested include nonperishable food, lightly used clothing, unopened personal hygiene products, household items (including air mattresses, but not including furniture), and baby products. For a complete list of requested donations, please review the Pack the Truck event flyer. Anyone who drops off donated items at Premiere Limousine’s headquarters will receive 10% off a trip. Premier also will have a silver 30-passenger limo bus parked at New Britain Stadium and will be donating two pallets of bottled water, about 3,400 bottles.

“On behalf of the Springer Family, we encourage your support for the victims of the devastation in Houston,” Springer said. “We appreciate your generosity in this time of need. No contribution is too small.”

Other local organizations partnering in the donation efforts include A-1 Automotive & Transmission and the Connecticut Blue Jays AAU travel baseball team. Any local organization that wishes to assist can contact Nicole Springer at [email protected]

After the Pack the Truck event at New Britain Stadium, the Bees will host the Sugar Land Skeeters that night for a doubleheader starting at 5:35 p.m. Anyone who donates will receive a voucher to the doubleheader. The Bees staff will also be collecting monetary donations at each game for the remainder of the regular season.

“Our hearts are with all who 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.”

Related LCT article: Industry Helping Houston In Harvey Aftermath

About Premier Limousine: For over 30 years, Premier Limousine has provided luxury transportation services in Connecticut and surrounding areas. The company has established a distinguished client list of Fortune 100 companies in Connecticut. Globally, Premier Limousine offers transportation services in more than 500 locations and services more than 700 airports. Information: PremierLimo.net.

About the New Britain Bees: The New Britain Bees are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, laying all home games at New Britain Stadium. Ticket information: (860) 826-BEES (2337); NBBees.com.

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