Community-supported program aids moms in crisis on mother’s day
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.
To ensure moms in crisis receive the love and appreciation they deserve this Mother’s Day, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Brentwood-Franklin is hosting its Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical gifts to local women staying in community shelters this spring. The drive started April 15th and last through May 11th.
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.
This year, the Brentwood-Franklin moving company is working with local schools and businesses to collect essential care and comfort items for women at Bridges Domestic Violence Center.
Bridges Domestic Violence Center is the only domestic violence shelter in Williamson County. The not-for-profit organization is dedicated to serving women, men, and children affected by domestic violence, ensuring a safe transition to successful independent living through education, intervention, and case management.
This spring marked the 12th anniversary of Movers for Moms®. Since its introduction, the program has expanded nationally to 41 states and more than 300 franchises. Last year was the program’s most successful year to-date, with more than 300,000 items collected for donation to hundreds of shelters across the country. This year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s goal was to collect more than 310,000 items for moms in need across the country.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® welcomes local businesses, schools, and organizations to join in the effort of bringing relief and comfort to moms in need. Anyone interested in supporting local moms in need can visit https://twomenandatruckbrentwood.wordpress.com/ or call at 615.595.5929 to find the nearest participating collection site.
Headquartered in Michigan, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is the largest franchised moving company in North America. Currently there are more than 390 locations and 2,900 trucks operating in 43 U.S. states in addition to Canada. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has performed more than 7 million moves since its inception in 1985. The company has seen consistent monthly growth dating back to December 2009 with more than 100 consecutive months of growth. In 2018, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked TWO MEN AND A TRUCK as one of the top 500 franchises in the U.S for the 24th consecutive year and ranked the company No. 1 in the moving/junk removal category for the third year in a row. In 2017, the company also made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the fourth time. Each location is independently owned and operated. For franchising opportunities, visit franchise.twomenandatruck.com.