Two Men and a Truck kicks off ‘Movers for Moms’ drive to benefit shelter

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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.

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.

To assist moms in crisis receive the love and appreciation they deserve this Mother’s Day, Two Men and a Truck Metro Phoenix is hosting its annual Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical gifts to local women staying in community shelters this spring.

This year, the moving company is proud to partner with all nine local Planet Fitness locations in the Phoenix metro area to collect essential and comfort items for women staying at UMOM New Day Centers.

UMOM New Day Centers provides safe shelter and housing to homeless families and individuals in Maricopa County. UMOM serves over a thousand families each year, preventing and ending their homelessness through innovative strategies and housing solutions.

For 50 years, UMOM New Day Centers has been providing services to Arizona’s homeless.

“UMOM New Day Centers is grateful for community partnerships that support Arizona’s most vulnerable families. The mothers in UMOM New Day Centers programs will greatly appreciate the generous gifts collected by Two Men and a Truck’s Mover for Moms program,” said Karen Fletcher, chief development officer at UMOM New Day Centers.

This spring marks the eighth anniversary of Movers for Moms. Since its introduction, the program has expanded to 38 states and nearly 275 franchises.

Last year was the program’s most successful year to date, with more than 220,000 items collected for donation to 100 shelters across 38 states.

This year, the company is seeking to collect more than 300,000 items for moms in need across the country.

Anyone interested in supporting local moms in need can visit www.twomenandatruck.com/moversformoms to find the nearest participating  franchise.

Follow Movers for Moms® online at www.facebook.com/MoversforMoms or @MoversforMoms.

Video explaining the drop-off:

    David Frederickson of the Scottsdale franchise of Two Men and a Truck, and Jessica Rice of Planet Fitness are the two people interviewed in the short video.  

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