Press Release

Mainers Support NYC and New Jersey Sandy, Nemo recovery efforts

WESTBROOK, Maine — On March 28, Bisson Moving & Storage delivered seven skids of donated materials, weighing close to two tons. The collection included paint supplies, non-perishable food, pet food, respirators, cleaning supplies, and basic tools. In addition, the Bisson family of companies lent logistical support in coordinating the collections at Portland fire stations and donated the trucks and manpower to collect and transport the donated materials to New York.

This effort was timed to alleviate the “disaster fatigue” that comes with prolonged relief campaigns. A coalition of Portland firefighters, businesses and volunteers has collected building and cleanup materials that were delivered to the effected communities to support the ongoing recovery efforts in New York City and the surrounding areas.

“We were anxious to help with any kind of relief effort,” said Robert Cooper, president and owner of Bisson. “We are so pleased that Maine people and businesses have committed to continuing this effort.”

The ME Helps campaign, spearheaded by Portland firefighters, was a coalition of volunteers and businesses that communicated the continuing need for disaster relief supplies in areas hit hard first with Hurricane Sandy, then Superstorm Nemo, and compounded by subsequent heavy snowfalls. This effort continues an on-going relationship with Maine and New York City that was created in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

In many areas basic cleanup and rebuilding tools and materials are a heavy need.

Northern New England’s oldest and largest full-service moving and storage company, Bisson has been serving families and businesses for 95 years. Since 1919, the Bisson family of companies has been a leader in moving, storage and transportation. With local offices in Westbrook, Brunswick, and Turner, Maine, Bisson’s expertise spans local and long-distance residential moving and storage, office space planning, reconfiguration and relocation, records management and storage, and truckload transportation. Bisson Moving & Storage is an interstate agent of Atlas Van Lines. For additional information, please visit or find us on Facebook.