College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving announced this month that it is committing to provide free moves to victims of domestic violence and those currently living in abusive situations.
Since launching, College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving has already completed over 100 free moves for those who are fleeing an unsafe situation in the U.S. and Canada.
This new program expands the company’s corporate citizenship in keeping with their values. As the pandemic continues to surge in the U.S. many persons have found themselves trapped in domestic violence situations unable to relocate.
College Hunks co-founder Nick Friedman said in an interview, “I definitely think our Free Moves for Survivors of Domestic Violence program sheds light on a really important issue that is not often talked about.”
“As a purpose driven, socially-conscious organization we’re always looking for ways to positively impact our communities—in this case, particularly for those who feel powerless in unhealthy home situations.”
College Hunks is not the first moving company to offer these services. Five years ago, Meathead Movers offered a similar free service. In 2019, Meathead Movers donated more than $150,000 worth of moving services in partnership with several domestic violence shelters in California.
Now, College Hunks Hauling will be offering the same services across their more than 130 franchise locations in the U.S. and Canada. Included free services are: the use of trucks and labor at no cost.
Persons interested in taking advantage of these services should first contact their local domestic violence-prevention shelter. A certified domestic violence-prevention shelter will then coordinate with their local franchise of College Hunks to ensure victims receive appropriate services and support during the transition.
In addition to its work to assist victims of domestic violence assistance, College Hunks is providing trucking for the transportation of vital COVID-19 testing supplies and medical equipment, relocating beds and goods from one hospital to another, and delivering water to healthcare workers.
College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving was originally founded by two college friends, Omar Soliman and Nick who initially used an old cargo van to haul furniture. The acronym H.U.N.K.S. stands for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable, Service.
Source: Good News Network