Victims of abusive relationships know they shouldn’t stay living with their abuser but escaping their situation is very daunting.
Their options are limited as packing everything up and gathering their children before their abuser returns is too frightening a task for most, not to mention the task of finding somewhere else to live. If they do find alternative accommodation the expense of moving prevents so many from even attempting to leave.
Two teenagers in California recognized this problem and decided to do something about it by starting a special kind of moving company. Today so many victims of domestic abuse are beyond grateful for the heroic actions and free service this business provides.
Meathead Movers was founded by two teenage high school students. Since then several bases have opened up around the state and the partnerships organizers have formed provide shelter and even free furniture for those who have no choice but to leave everything behind.
“When Aaron and Evan Steed established Meathead Movers in 1997 as high school students, the frantic phone calls just started coming in from victims looking to flee dangerous domestic violence situations without financial means,” says Caroline Callaway, a spokeswoman for the company.
One woman was routinely beaten by her ex-boyfriend while living with her teenage daughter. In a desperate attempt to flee she contacted Meathead Movers and they immediately stepped in and moved her and her daughter out of the home.
They then brought them full-size beds, a dresser, a dining table, chairs, and even a beautiful potted plant — all new additions to their brand-new home, according to The Tribune.
Meathead Movers is sometimes called to move a victim who’s holding a mug shot of a domestic violence suspect, so they are prepared should that person show up. One day, an abuser came home in the middle of a move, screaming at the movers and throwing heavy items at them.
But this brave team are undeterred with the focus on the end goal of freeing a victim and taking them to safety. The team, made up mainly of young men, believe real men don’t hit women; real men help those in need.
Find out more about this incredible company in the video below.
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