St. Augustine, Fla. (April 16, 2019) —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® is hosting its Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical gifts to women staying in the Betty Griffin Center Shelter in St. Johns County.
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 Jacksonville moving company is working with THE AMP, St. Augustine to collect non-perishable food items for women and their families during the Santana concert on April 20, 2019 and Kelsea Ballerini’s concert on April 26, 2019.
“We’re extremely grateful to partner with THE AMP and Two Men And A Truck and delighted that we are a beneficiary this year,” said BGC CEO Joyce Mahr. “With the growth in our county, and the increase in the need for our services, every donation we receive is critical to our mission.”
Ryan Murphy, Director of THE AMP believes in providing assistance to local non-profits, including Betty Griffin Center. “…
The Betty Griffin Center helps thousands of domestic and/or sexual assault survivors each year through programs and services including counseling, legal assistance, advocacy at the rape care unit, emergency shelter and transitional housing.
This spring marked the 12th anniversary of Movers for Moms®. Since its introduction, the program has expanded nationally to 43 states and more than 300 franchises. Last year was the program’s most successful year to-date, with more than 365,000 items collected for donation to hundreds of shelters across the country. This year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s goal is to collect more than 400,000 items for moms in need across the country.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® welcomes local businesses, schools, and organizations to join in the effort of bringing relief and comfort to moms in need. Anyone interested in supporting local moms in need can visit www.twomenandatruck.com/moversformoms to find the nearest participating TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise.