"Movers for Moms" Drive - Press Release

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Movers for Moms Drive to Help Mothers in Shelters

Community-Supported Program Aids Moms in Crisis on Mother’s Day

Spring, Texas, May 22, 2017 — On the second Sunday in May, moms across the country are deservedly showered with attention on Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, while most moms are being treated to breakfast in bed or flower deliveries, tens of thousands of women spend their Mother’s Day living in shelters due to homelessness or domestic violence.

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.

As a way to show love and appreciation to mothers this Mother’s Day, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Montgomery County recently hosted its Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical gifts to local women staying in community shelters this spring.

This year, the Montgomery County moving company worked with local businesses and organizations that included, Kendra Scott – Market Street, YMCA – Shadowbend, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene – Conroe and Lake Conroe, Re/Max – The Woodlands & Spring to collect essential and comfort items. More than 750 donations were collected and delivered for Mother’s Day to those living in the Montgomery County Women’s Center’s shelter.

The Montgomery County Women’s Center (MCWC) was first incorporated in 1982 as the Montgomery County Rape Crisis Coalition, but changed their name in 1986 as the goals of the agency expanded. This domestic violence resource center serves victims and survivors in Montgomery County, Texas. They provide safe and accessible services to all people affected by domestic violence. MCWC helps the community by providing a free 24/7 confidential hotline, emergency shelter and transitional housing, counseling, safety planning and court processes through their outreach programs. In addition, they help to raise awareness of domestic violence through extensive community education and training.

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 350,000 items for moms in need across the country.

Follow Movers for Moms® online at www.twomenandatruck.com/moversformoms, www.facebook.com/MoversforMoms, or @MoversforMoms for more information.  

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently there are 349 national locations and 2,700 trucks operating in the U.S.; in total, the company operates more than 380 locations and 2,800 trucks. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has performed more than 6 million moves since its inception in 1985. The company has seen consistent monthly growth dating back to December 2009; more than 65 months of consecutive growth. Each location is independently owned and operated. For franchising opportunities, visit franchise.twomenandatruck.com