MONTGOMERY – Once again the Samaritan Counseling Center has turned to Admiral Movers for assistance.
Samaritan Counseling Center Executive Director Cary Kuhlmann asked Admiral Movers to pick up office furniture at two locations and possibly a third. Kuhlmann wrote in an email that he was “imposing on Admiral Movers’ generosity.”
Admiral Movers President Scott McNelley was more than happy to assist Samaritan Counseling Center, which treats individuals, couples, families, groups, adults, and children struggling with mental health issues, addictions, traumas, marriage and family conflicts and broken relationships. The non-profit organization expanded its location, which created the need for additional furniture.
A second-floor renovation added seven rooms for counselors and a group counseling area as well as space for a copy machine or storage.
Admiral Movers had a two-man crew and truck collect file cabinets from Trustmark Bank’s downtown office and side chairs and ottomans from Maxwell Air Force Base. There may be additional furniture from an estate sale at Oak Grove Park.
“They have been tremendous,” Kuhlmann said about Admiral Movers. “Scott McNelley and Admiral Movers have just been wonderful to us – terrific supporters over the years, and we’ve been able to do more with less by the generosity of Scott McNelley and Admiral Movers.”
He estimated the value of Admiral Movers’ services to the Samaritan Counseling Center, which also includes furniture donations, in the thousands of dollars.
“It’s important for businesses to give back to the community, which is what makes a business successful,” McNelley said. “Samaritan Counseling Center serves a vital need in the River Region especially considering that federal and state governments are doing less with mental health issues.
“The Samaritan Counseling Center does such important work, and we are honored to help out and will continue to assist whenever called.”
The second-floor renovation is 95 percent completed, Kuhlmann said. The organization still needs loveseats, side chairs, and lamps.
Kuhlmann said that it’s difficult to know how many additional patients the organization will see the added rooms. “The patient volume per counselor varies depending on their specialty and whether they are working part-time,” Kuhlmann said.