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JK Moving Honored with Two Community Leadership Awards by Loudoun Chamber for Work to Alleviate Hunger and Preserve Land

Press Release – STERLING, Va. (January 31, 2019)JK Moving Services, a global moving, storage, relocation, and logistics enterprise, has won two of the prestigious Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership awards. JK CEO Chuck Kuhn was recognized with the Executive Leader of the Year Award and JK Moving Services as Community Leader (Large Organization) for charitable initiatives launched this year, including starting the JK Community Farm, an effort designed to alleviate hunger by growing and harvesting crops and livestock and donating them to Loudoun Hunger Relief (LHR), as well as for its efforts to protect Loudoun landscapes by placing land into a conservation easement.

“Being recognized by other Loudoun business leaders means a lot to my company and family,” said Kuhn. “We believe in treating our customers and community with care and respect. Increasingly we do this through the land—by protecting it for future generations and using it to help feed those in our region facing food insecurity. That’s the kind of company we aim to be—the kind that cares about our neighbors.”

The Loudoun Chamber announced the winners for the 2019 Community Leadership Awards this past Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Community Leadership Awards event at The National Conference Center. The Community Leadership Awards honor businesses and community leaders that have shown outstanding leadership and commitment to support the Loudoun community and its citizens during the past year.

“Loudoun County is truly privileged to have so many outstanding leaders and businesses that are willing to invest their time, talent and treasure to serve our community. The Loudoun Chamber is privileged to honor these great Community Leaders for the hard work and valuable contributions to help make Loudoun a world-class community in which to live, work, raise a family and grow a business,” said President & CEO Tony Howard.

The JK Community Farm began this past year when Kuhn wanted to expand the breadth of his family and company’s philanthropic investments in a way that upheld the company values and had lasting impact. After purchasing land in Purcellville, Va. and putting the land into a conservation easement, four acres were initially used to grow more than 16 types of vegetables. In addition, the Kuhn family donated beef, pork, and venison. The farm also provided volunteering opportunities for the JK Moving staff and others in the community. In all, the farm produced enough food to provide for 25,000 meals for those facing food insecurity in Loudoun County.

ABOUT JK MOVING SERVICES

For 35 years, JK Moving Services – the largest independently owned and operated moving company in North America – has provided local, long distance, and global relocation services to a variety of commercial, residential, and government clients. Headquartered in Sterling, Virginia, the company maintains a full-time, professionally trained staff of relocation and move management experts committed to providing the highest level of customer care. www.JKMoving.com


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