TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kicks Off Movers for Moms® Drive to Help Mothers.
Community-Supported Program Aids Moms in Crisis on Mother's Day
April 3, 2017
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By: MyBayCity Staff
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.
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.
To ensure moms in crisis receive the love and appreciation they deserve this Mother's Day, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Bay City, Saginaw & Midland is hosting its Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical gifts to local women staying in community shelters this spring.
This year, the Great Lakes Bay Region's moving company is working with local businesses to collect essential and comfort items for women staying at The Bay Area Women's Center in Bay City.
This spring marked the 10th anniversary of Movers for Moms®. Since its introduction, the program has expanded nationally to all 39 states and more than 300 franchises. Last year was the program's most successful year to-date, with more than 285,000 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 300,000 items for moms in need across the country.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® welcomes local businesses, schools, and organizations, such as Neetz Printing, Clayton Cleaners, Caras Mane Event & Swanhaven Manor, to join in the effort of bringing relief and comfort to moms in need. Anyone interested in supporting local moms in need can visit www.twomenandatruck.com/moversformoms to find the nearest participating TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise.
Follow Movers for Moms® online at www.facebook.com/MoversforMoms or @MoversforMoms.
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