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 states 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% 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 Gulfport is hosting its Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical gifts to local women staying in community shelters this spring.
This year, the Gulfport moving company is working with local schools and business to collect essential and comfort items for women staying at Gulf Coast Women’s Center For Non-Violence.
The mission of the Gulf Coast Women’s Center is to support and serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and family members of homicide victims educate the community and act to reduce intolerance of violence.
This spring marks the seventh anniversary of Movers for Moms®. Since its introduction, the program has expanded to 30 states and more than 120 franchises. Last year was the program’s most successful year to-date, with more than 110,000 items collected for donation to 100 shelters across 30 states. This year, Two Men And A Truck is seeking 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 WXXV Television , to join in the effort of bringing relief and comfort to moms in need. This spring, WXXV Television has graciously agreed to partner with the Movers for Moms® program. Anyone interested in supporting local moms in need can visit www.twomenandatruck.com/moversformom to find the nearest participating Two Men And A Truck franchise.
Follow Movers for Moms® online at www.facebook.com/MoversforMoms or @MoversforMoms.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently there are more than 260 national locations and 1,800 trucks operating in the U.S.; in total, the company operates 280 locations and 1,900 trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has performed more than 4.7 million moves since its inception in 1985. The company has seen consistent monthly growth dating back to December 2009 and more than 28 months of double-digit growth. Each location is independently owned and operated.