Contact: Dylan Hall Phone: 423-464-2879
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Columbia, 4/4/23 —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® Columbia is hosting its annual Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical gifts to local women staying in community shelters this spring.
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 Richmond moving company is working with local businesses to collect essential care and comfort items for women at the Oliver Gospel – Toby’s Place.
Oliver Gospel is a community-based mission that helps those experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction transform their lives through physical, spiritual, and relational support so that they can lead full, healthy lives.
Toby's Place, named in memory of Toby Cassels, is a center for Women & Children who are without a stable home due to numerous factors, including but not limited to substance abuse, and/or economic deficiency. Toby's Place shares the gospel of Jesus Christ with women and children as well as offering programs & counseling to help them achieve transformation and break the cycle of generational homelessness.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Columbia will be collecting donations from 3/29 to 5/8. For those who wish to donate, you may drop off items at the following locations during that time:
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Columbia: 126 Atlas Ct, Suite B, Columbia, SC 29209
Cedar Creek Community Church: 120 Warner Dr, Columbia, SC 29223
Sassy Nails: 1351 Dutch Fork Rd, Irmo, SC 29063
Basecamp Fitness: 3009 Millwood Ave, #300, Columbia, SC 29205
Follow Movers for Moms online at https://www.facebook.com/twomenandatruckcolumbiasc
This spring marked the 16th anniversary of Movers for Moms. Since its introduction, the program has expanded nationally to all 47 states and more than 350 franchises. In 2022, more than 266,000 items were collected for donation to hundreds of shelters across the country. This year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s goal is to help more moms in need across the country.
ABOUT TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® 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 3,000 trucks operating in 47 U.S. states in addition to Canada, Ireland and the UK. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has performed more than 9 million moves since its inception in 1985 and has seen consistent growth dating back to December 2009. In 2022, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked TWO MEN AND A TRUCK as one of the top 500 franchises in the U.S. and No. 1 in the moving/junk removal category. Franchise Business Review also named TWO MEN AND A TRUCK a 2022 Top 200 Franchise and a 2021 Top Recession-Proof Franchise. As of August 2021, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has joined the ServiceMaster brand. ServiceMaster was founded as one of America’s first franchise businesses and does business under six brands today across 50 states and nine countries that generate more than $3.3B in system-wide sales: ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, AmeriSpec and Furniture Medic. For franchising opportunities, visit franchise.twomenandatruck.com.