Though Mother’s Day is intended to be a joyous occasion for women across the country, thousands of moms will be overlooked on this special holiday because they are forced to live in shelters as a result of domestic abuse or homelessness.
Heartbreaking statistics from the Domestic Violence Resource Center state that one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. According to a national study from the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, approximately 25 percent of homeless women are homeless because of violence in the home.
To ensure moms in crisis receive the love and appreciation they deserve this Mother’s Day, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Brentwood-Franklin is currently hosting its Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical gifts to local women staying in community shelters this spring.
Bridges empowers women who have struggled through the battle of domestic violence by providing them a safe place to overcome their struggle and resources to succeed in the future. Both organizations are truly a blessing to this community and continue to save lives of the women that fall victim to domestic violence.
For the Movers for Moms® 2017 program, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® will pick up and deliver the collected items to partnering shelters around Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14.
It was a record-breaking year in 2016 with more than 285,000 items collected and donated to shelters across the country! This truly helps moms in need get back on their feet and feel extra special on a day they may have otherwise been forgotten.
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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® welcomes local businesses, schools, and organizations, such as First Citizens National Bank, Westhaven, Alphagraphics, and Handy Hardware to join in the effort of bringing relief and comfort to moms in need. This spring, Williamson Source and Bott Radio Network have graciously agreed to partner with the Movers for Moms® program. Anyone interested in supporting local moms in need can visit www.twomenandatruck.com/moversformoms to find the nearest participating TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently there are 319 national locations and 2,300 trucks operating in the U.S.; in total, the company operates more than 340 locations and 2,600 trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has performed more than 5.5 million moves since its inception in 1985. The company has seen consistent monthly growth dating back to December 2009 and more than 53 consecutive months of record growth. Each location is independently owned and operated.