Helping Abuse Victims To Safety
We speak often of offering our resources to help out the needy in our communities – hauling unwanted furniture to Goodwill, donating food, simply pitching in wherever we can to provide a little stress-reduction and financial relief and maybe some smiles too. This month we take a look at one company that is helping provide all of that – and much, much more.
Meathead Movers has been receiving tons of positive press since they teamed up with Good Shepherd Shelter to provide free moving services to victims of domestic abuse. Helping women, and sometimes their children,‘escape dangerous and even deadly living situations is a feat that is at the same time basic and superhuman.
“We know how hard it is to pack up someone’s life and move it to a new location,” says Meathead Movers President and CEO Aaron Steed. “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.”
That level of urgency brings the significance of their help to a whole new level. Bringing people to a place they can feel safe from a threat that has surrounded their everyday lives is something that has no price tag.
While Meathead Movers have only recently begun working with Good Shepherd, their involvement in assisting victims of domestic abuse goes back to 1999. Check out this Reddit post and thread for some great comments by an Operations Manager at Meathead Movers, along with lots of input from folks in the community who reached out to get more info or just to offer their support. And see just how many people, through how many organizations, these guys have helped move to a better place.
We salute Meathead Movers for their efforts to help those suffering not just financially but physically and emotionally as well. For helping people find safety. For helping them find peace.