Central Coast, CA - Often, people engaged in abusive relationships find themselves trapped in a cyclical pattern that can be difficult to escape. Now one company wants to do what they can to help end that cycle.
One of the most difficult real-world aspects of leaving an abusive relationship is the actual physical act of packing up and moving out.
A California-based company, Meathead Movers, announced this week that they had entered into a partnership with Good Shepherd, a domestic violence non-profit, to assist in moving people out of abusive situations -- for free.
"Meathead Movers will work directly with the nonprofit to identify the abusive situations and provide moving services at no cost," a spokeswoman told LA Weekly.
"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."
The company was founded in 1997, and employs college student-athletes as movers.
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"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," Aaron Steed, president and CEO of Meathead, told LA Weekly.
"When we realized we had the resources to help provide a fresh start for these victims, we knew Good Shepherd was the perfect organization to connect us with those who need our services most."
Meathead Mover’s services will be donated on a monthly basis. Those wanting assistance should contact Good Shepherd directly, as they will coordinate the arrangements.
The humanity displayed shows the power of people choosing to engage with and help others in need. Note the lack of government involvement, simply people choosing to help other people of their own free will.
When we realize that we have the ability within ourselves to affect change, as individuals, we suddenly become empowered as true creators of life, with the potential to assist in improving the life of another human being.
If you or anyone you know may need this service, please visit Good Shepherd at www.goodshepherdshelter.org.
Jay Syrmopoulos is an investigative journalist, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay's work has been published on BenSwann's Truth in Media, Truth-Out, AlterNet, InfoWars, MintPressNews and many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu.