For the second year, tech-enabled Chattanooga moving company Bellhops is giving away free moving and lifting labor services to senior citizens.
After last year's National Senior Citizens Day went so well, Bellhops co-founder and President Cameron Doody said it was a "no-brainer" to do it again this year:
My favorite part of last year’s giveaway was when I looked in our system to see what kinds of jobs our Bellhops were doing. Few were actually helping seniors move from one residence to another. Instead, they were requested to help with chores and projects that our older customers simply hadn’t had the ability to do themselves—rearranging furniture, putting clothes in storage, stuff like that. I got emotional just reading some of our customer reviews.
Citizens across the country ages 65 and older can take advantage of the complimentary services.
To take part in this initiative, seniors need to place their Bellhops orders—over the phone at 888-836-3939 or online at GetBellhops.com—on National Senior Citizens Day, which is Aug. 21.
The coupon code "SeniorDay2016" must be used. That code provides each senior with the moving and lifting labor of two movers for a full hour, free of charge.
Once booked, the jobs can take place at any point in the future.
For jobs taking more than one hour, the standard rate of $40 per mover per hour will apply after the free hour is used.
A refundable $1 credit card deposit is required to book Bellhops.
For jobs lasting more than one hour, this deposit is credited toward the second hour of labor.
For jobs that last an hour or less, this dollar is returned to the customer once the job is completed.
This is a labor-only giveaway. The National Senior Citizens Day discount cannot be used to offset truck rental costs in markets where that service is provided.
Jobs taking place outside an immediate Bellhops service area may be subject to a standard travel charge of 25 cents/travel minute.
Last year, Bellhops gave away about $20,000 worth of services, and they expect it to be $25,000 this year.
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