One of many troubling offshoots of quarantine life has been the increase in domestic violence incidents. Shelter-in-place restrictions has made it even more challenging for victims of that violence to escape their circumstances.
College Hunks Moving Company, which has a Broward-based franchise, is doing its part to help by offering free moving services to anyone trying to escape a domestic violence situation. The company is now a resource on the national domestic violence hotline and is working with safe houses and domestic violence shelters in more than 130 markets around the U.S.
“As a purpose-driven, socially conscious national moving and junk removal company, we want to help our communities and neighbors during these unique times, while also staying in business as an essential service,” says Nick Friedman, co-founder of College Hunks. “We saw the national news reports that domestic violence is significantly increasing due to the economic pressures and the stay-at-home orders. We wanted to do our part to help alleviate an unintended consequence.”
The company notes that a certified domestic violence shelter needs to approve any victims requesting a free move to ensure that the victim is supported throughout the transition (as well as for the safety of the moving team and victim). Anyone in a domestic violence situation should first contact the police or a domestic violence shelter immediately. For more information, visit collegehunkshaulingjunk.com.