In California, one moving company has decided to do something to directly help victims of domestic abuse.
Good Shephard, in a statement, said:
“Meathead Movers will work directly with the nonprofit to identify the abusive situations and provide moving services at no cost. Not only do these services help the victims of domestic abuse but they directly impact Meathead employees — consisting of predominantly young men who believe that real men don’t hit women, real men help those in need.”
And Meathead Movers CEO Aaron Steed remarked:
“We know how hard it is to pack up someone’s life and move it to a new location, but it’s unimaginable to think about a woman and her children trying to pack up all their belongings and flee before the abuser returns home. When we realized we had the resources to help provide a fresh start for these victims, we knew Good Shepherd was the perfect organization to connect us with those who need our services most.”
How wonderful is it to hear that there is a company that understands the problem of domestic violence and wants to contribute in some way to help victims restart their lives in a new location? It’s the kind of lesson more businesses in this country should try and emulate.
Can you imagine if every restaurant and grocery store in this country donated excess food to food banks across America? How about if all of the companies who produce pet food gave free food to every animal shelter in the United States?
We can all do small things to make a difference in the lives of others. It’s just as simple as finding a way to be of the most service.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there is help. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or, for TTY at 1-800-787-3224