Not all knights in shining armor come to your rescue riding a black horse. Some of them are just somewhere along the road, driving a truck.
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Adam and Evan Steed own a moving company in Australia. They started the business, which they call Meathead Movers, nine years ago, hoping to earn some extra cash. They did not expect that their service would grow big.
Later on, they started getting countless of calls from people asking for their help—including frantic ones from abused women who are dying to leave their home.
Ever since, the Steeds make sure that they help abuse victims escape the fastest and safest way they know, and they do it for free.
Meathead Movers became too concerned about their clients’ safety when one time in 2000, they were helping a woman move but her abuser suddenly came home. To further avoid these situations and to make sure everyone’s okay, they partnered with a local woman’s shelter.
In an interview with Good News Network, Aaron Steed said, “What was good about that is, they could be vetting the requests for help, supporting the women with counseling, and making sure when we went in, the proper restraining orders were in place, or police were on hand if necessary.”
The local shelter sends one of their workers to the house of the mover and is instructed to immediately ask for police’s help if “things get dicey.”
Meathead Movers has opened many more branches, and in every location, they make sure they have a women’s shelter to ask assistance from.
Just recently, the Steeds launched a campaign called #MoveToEndDV, encouraging other businesses to improvise their ways to cater to the needs of women trapped in an abusive relationship.
They hope to gather 100 business who are helping or are willing to help these woman. So far, they’ve heard responses from a counselor, a realtor, and stylists who are willing to give free haircuts.