A Better Tripp Continues to Play Santa for Operation Christmas Child
November 27, 2012
For the ninth year in a row, Houston’s premier moving company A Better Tripp is participating in the Operation Christmas Child toy drive. ABT is teaming up with Windwood Presbyterian Church to deliver shoeboxes filled with presents to the Samaritan’s Purse collection center.
This week, members of Windwood Presbyterian Church will see a familiar visitor parked outside their place of worship: a tractor trailer with a purple and green logo. The truck belongs to upscale moving company A Better Tripp, and from November 12th through 19th volunteers at Windwood will fill it with donations for Operation Christmas Child.
Operation Christmas Child is an annual charity drive for Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian-based organization that has helped needy children for over 40 years. And for nearly a decade, Windwood Presbyterian and A Better Tripp have worked together to collect toys for the organization’s annual holiday toy drive. Last year, Windwood volunteers filled A Better Tripp’s 48-foot tractor trailer with shoeboxes containing gifts for underprivileged children around the world.
This holiday season – the company’s ninth year working with Operation Christmas Child – A Better Tripp is increasing their donation with a 53-foot tractor trailer. The truck -one of the company’s largest – will sit outside Windwood for a week. The loss of the large truck means the moving company won’t be able to take as many jobs for a while, but ABT’s owner, David Tripp, isn’t worried. “A larger truck is more expensive for us,” says Tripp. “But if the community is willing to fill it with gifts for kids, then we’re more than happy to provide it.”
Rick Bittner, Windwood’s Operation Christmas Child organizer, says David Tripp increased his donation in another way, too. When the volunteers at Northwest Houston collection center expressed concern about the manpower at their site, David Tripp sent two of his employees to drive the truck, unload it at the collection center, then help load another truck that will take the donations to the national collection center in Northwest Houston.
“David Tripp has been a huge help,” says Bittner, “God bless him for it.”
Last year, Windwood’s volunteers packed A Better Tripp’s truck with more than 2,000 shoeboxes. The generous donation joined over 16,000 gifts at Operation Christmas Child’s Northwest Houston collection center, and over 8 million shoeboxes shipped by Samaritan’s Purse to children around the world.
About Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational Christian charity organization that has been providing emergency relief, community development, and vocational programs to international victims of disaster, poverty, and war for over 40 years. Operation Christmas Child is their annual effort to provide a shoebox full of gifts to children around the world. For more information about Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child, visit www.samaritanspurse.org.
About A Better Tripp
A Better Tripp has been dedicated to offering white-glove service to all of their customers for almost 20 years. They are recipients of six Winner of Distinction awards from the Better Business Bureau and four Super Service Awards from Angie’s List for their record of impeccable service. A Better Tripp specializes in local and nationwide moves, packing, unpacking, and transportation services.