Moving company offers to move domestic abuse victims’ boxes for free

A removal company has offered to move the belongings of domestic abuse survivors without charge in a touching gesture

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by Fiona Day |
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Leaving behind an abusive relationship is traumatic in itself, but so many victims of domestic violence are forced to leave behind their belongings as they flee dangerous partners.

Now a removal company has offered to work with charities and help people moving away from abusive homes by picking up their belongings free of charge.

A spokesperson for the California-based company told LA Weekly: “Meathead Movers will work directly with the nonprofit to identify the abusive situations and provide moving services at no cost,”

“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.”

Victims of domestic violence will be able to save their belongings (stock image)

CEO of Meathead Movers Aaron Steed told the paper: “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.

“When we realised we had the resources to help provide a fresh start for these victims, we knew Good Shepherd was the perfect organisation to connect us with those who need our services most.”

The removal men will work with charities on a monthly basis to help those needing to start a fresh life free from emotional, physical and mental abuse.

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