Moving Company Moves Domestic Abuse Victims Quickly And For Free
A moving company that helps out victims of domestic abuse.
Aaron Steed wouldn’t tell you this was in his original business plan for the company he started with his brother in high school.
Meathead Movers was simply a couple of brothers making some money on the side while they went through school.
It sure has grown!
The company started in San Luis Obispo 18 years ago. They are now in four locations throughout California.
The company is built on using student athletes for labor.
Steed tells the LA Times, one day several years ago the phone rang and it was a woman who needed to get out of her house and domestic violence situation quickly.
They answered the call.
Somehow, more of these calls have come over the years.
Steed and his brother didn’t feel right charging women in crisis.
So they don’t.
This wonderful moving company also offers their services free to others who are in crisis.
Steed told the Times that Meathead Movers relies on relationships with local domestic violence shelters, and the shelters have outlined memorandums of understanding, which include all movers being trained by the shelters in how to handle the sort of situations they encounter.
“Whenever we get a panicked phone call, we tell them to call the local domestic violence shelter and tell them of their process, which includes contracting with us for the free moving services,” he said.
Meathead Movers also encourages other businesses to work with their local shelters by providing a free product or service that will aid victims of domestic violence through the hashtag #MovetoEndDV.
I love the example of a company that shows you can give and still grow the business side.