IamA Operations Manager at Meathead Movers, who move victims of domestic violence for free in conjunction with local organizations AMA!
My short bio: I have worked for Meathead Movers for 6 years and have done dozens of move for victims of domestic violence for free in conjunction with organizations such as Good Sheperd in Los Angeles.
My Proof: http://imgur.com/VWguRTr
We are overwhelmed and truly humbled by the outpouring of support we have received regarding the free moves we offer to victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence is unfortunately far too common and, too often, a topic that is hidden away. Since we quietly began offering this service in 1999 we vowed to do this in every market we serve. We partner with a number of organizations across the state, and those folks are true angels. A few people have wondered if we will offer the same service to male victims of abuse and the answer is simple: absolutely! Any victim, regardless of gender, is one too many, and we want to do what we can to support anyone in an untenable situation. We take our cues from our partner organizations as far identifying victims to receive these moves. Due to the sensitivity of these situations, specifics on these moves are not something we are able to discuss in detail. The particular shelter mentioned in the current coverage, Good Shepherd, focuses primarily on helping mothers and children and the staff are absolute unsung heroes every day. We are in awe of their organization and the work they do. We would like to offer a sincere thank you to everyone who has called, emailed, and commented--we are so hopeful that this will help other businesses think creatively about how they can help victims of domestic violence. For anyone wishing to donate or help one of our partner organizations, please visit the links below.
*Edit: Going to bed for now but will continue to answer questions tomorrow if anyone is interested.
*Edit #2: I am back and will be actively answering questions!
*Edit #3: Back from a short break if anyone still has questions