College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving Provides Free Services to Domestic Violence Survivors
Purpose-driven, socially-conscious moving and junk hauling brand, College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving announces its commitment to providing essential, no-cost moves to victims of abusive living situations through certified shelters. This new program is just the latest way the company is working to help those in need during this unprecedented time and comes as domestic violence reports are on the rise during shelter-in-place mandates.
“As a purpose driven, socially conscious organization we continue to look for ways to be of help in our communities – particularly to those who feel powerless in unhealthy home situations,” said Nick Friedman, Co-Founder and President of College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving. “We want to do what we can to support anyone living in a dangerous environment, especially during these unprecedented times. We’ve made our resources available to assist those who face circumstances of domestic violence and are looking for a safe way out.”
Anyone experiencing domestic violence who wants to request the no-cost move offer should first contact the police and/or the local domestic violence-prevention shelter. A certified domestic violence shelter will need to approve requests for the move to ensure that the victim is supported throughout the entire transition. The shelter would also coordinate with local law enforcement, as needed, for the safety of the victim and the assisting College HUNKS team. Once qualifications for the free move are confirmed, the approving shelter should reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the move assistance.
“For many of us, COVID-19’s stay-at-home orders have presented inconveniences. But for those facing violence in their homes, staying home is unthinkable,” said Friedman. “We want to help. College HUNKS is here to extend a helping hand to those affected by domestic abuse through use of our trucks and labor at no cost. I remembered reading about other moving companies doing things like this in the past, and that inspired us to leverage our 130 franchises and thousands of trucks and HUNKS around the country to help.
It’s our hope that once the health crisis passes, those who survived domestic crisis will have an opportunity to heal in a safe, new space
This is just one way the company is committed to giving back during this time. Trucks are also being used to move COVID-19 testing supplies and other medical equipment, relocating beds and goods from one hospital to another, and delivering water to healthcare workers.
The company’s long-standing partnership with U.S. Hunger also provides for two nutritious meals for children in need for every job performed. With schools now closed, many children don’t have access to necessary nutrition, so this partnership has never been more important than it is right now.
About College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving
College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving® was originally founded by two college buddies with a beat-up cargo van and now has over 200 franchises providing full-service tech-enabled residential and commercial moving, junk removal, donation pickups, and labor services in the United States as well as Canada. H.U.N.K.S., which stands for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable, Service, is a socially conscious, values-based organization, and has a national partnership with U.S. Hunger, which strives to end childhood hunger. For every service the HUNKS complete, two nutritious meals are donated to a family or child in need, and within 3 years of this partnership, donations have exceeded one-million meals. Today, the company strives to become recognized as an iconic brand, renowned for its world-class company culture and service, while also providing a viable employment and franchise opportunity to pursue personal and professional fulfillment.