For domestic violence victims, one of many potential issues often trapping them in abusive relationships is the financial and practical difficulty of actually packing their things and moving out. A removalist in the US is offering a wonderful lifeline.
Meathead Movers, a moving company based in Central California started by a bunch of student-athletes, has partnered with local non-profit Good Shepherd Shelter (an organisation working to “end the generational cycle of violence”) to help victims move their belongings while their abusers are out of the home – and they’ll do it absolutely free.
“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,” the company’s CEO, Aaron Steed, told LA Weekly.
“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.”