Meathead Movers, a moving company, helps victims of domestic violence get back on their feet by providing free services to them. The company employs current and former college athletes as movers. And this year, it commenced a new partnership with the Good Shepherd Center in Los Angeles to move these families free of charge.
A company that is devoted to aiding children and women recover from domestic violence, the transitional center has Amanda Gibson as its executive. According to Gibson, once families leave their old home, they are faced with the problem of finding a way to pay for an expensive move to their new residence.
She said, “A $1,000 to rent a U-Haul and all the things you need to move, and that can often start them out in a deficit.”
The employees are trained to work with the families with care and compassion. With them being trained the way they are, the company stays true to their mission statement.
According to Mary Dundon from Meathead Movers, “It’s really so heartwarming to hear those stories, and the movers, they love it. They’re more than happy to get out there and help them.”
Gibson said that the simple gesture of loading boxes helps them start over with renewed confidence, and it saves the families money as well.
Hunter Baird, an employee of the company said, “There’s just really no better way to use moving services in my eyes than to help somebody get out of a bad situation.”
The company wants 1,000 other businesses to provide free services to victims of domestic violence. They also want the stories to be posted on their Meathead Movers Facebook page as a challenge for businesses to make an impact.
Gibson said, “They’re worthy individuals, and they can go through the process of leaving a shelter with dignity because of Meathead Movers.”
Watch Meathead Movers’ Mission Statement and Philosophy below:
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