At Town & Country Movers, we come across many items that customers wish to have donated during their move.

We recently came across this beautiful baby grand piano in a home that was being downsized from in Maryland. Donna and Clyde Messerly had a dilemma. After many years living and working in the DC area, they were moving into a retirement home at the beach.

The problem was what to do with their cherished Weber baby grand piano? The piano was in pristine condition without so much as a scratch. Efforts to sell the piano were unsuccessful. The couple was heartbroken at the thought of the piano going to the dump.

Our team comes across donations and downsizing problems like this all the time, so we recommended donating the piano to our friends at Habitat for Humanity.


Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland, took most of the other items being downsized, but had no expertise in moving pianos. This particular piano needed the legs removed to get it out of the door and needed the legs re-installed when it reached its’ destination.

Here is what they had to say about our efforts:

“Enter the heroes at Town & Country Movers. Chris Plummer, Senior Moving Consultant, arranged for the movers to transport the piano and re-install it at Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Rockville. The Messerly’s also contributed funds for the move.

The Messerly’s cherished piano would not be thrown away, and proceeds from the sale will help to build affordable housing in the DC Metro area. By the way, the piano sold in an hour!

Thanks to the Messerly fam