Meathead Movers, a moving company from California, is offering a free service for people leaving an abusive relationship. The company – which was founded in 1997 by student athletes – has partnered with Good Shepherd Shelter, a domestic violence-prevention non-profit organization, and their goal is to help victims with a fresh start in life.
Aaron Steed, the CEO of Meathead Movers, said that as soon as they started the company, people began asking for help fleeing their abusive relationship. And when an alleged abuser interrupted one of the company’s moves and police had to be called, Steed knew that they needed to reach out for help.
The successful moving company has been providing the free service since 2001, but it now has a partnership with 7 domestic violence-preventions organizations in California, such as Laura’s House and Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County. The only condition is that moves have to be within the county of the shelter that is offering the assistance.
Mandy Gibson, Good Shepherd’s executive director said that even though the organization’s partnership with Meathead Movers is new, they have already assisted about a half dozen families. Meanwhile, Steed explained that the most meaningful thing on his desk is a drawing from a child whose family they helped.