'Meathead Movers' Helps Domestic Violence Victims Move For Free

The company helps families in need begin a new life.

Safety and support are handled with care by this moving company.

Meathead Movers, a California-based moving company, has partnered with nonprofit Good Shepherd Shelter to help families affected by domestic violence move out of dangerous situations for free, LA Weekly reported.

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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 the news outlet. 

The moving company was founded in 1997 by Steed and his brother, Evan, to make some extra money while in school, according to the group’s website. Today, Meathead Movers is still run predominantly by student athletes.

Its latest relationship with Good Shepherd -- a nonprofit dedicated to helping women and children who have experienced domestic abuse -- aims to provide free services to families at risk. The initiative follows the group’s past work with Fresno County’s Marjaree Mason Center, in which the shelter used Meathead’s services to help relocate domestic violence victims, the Business Journal reported.

“I can’t think of a more powerful and impactful way to utilize our moving services than to offer free moves to victims fleeing abusive relationships and then again when it is time to move on to the next, better phase of life,” Aaron Steed, CEO of Meathead Movers, told the site.

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According to a post on the Meathead Movers’ Facebook page, the group has quietly offered these types of services since 1999, and cannot offer details of the work due to privacy and sensitivity concerns, but has provided a list of its partner organizations for people to support.

“We would like to offer a sincere thank you to everyone who has called, emailed, and commented,” the group wrote. “We are so hopeful that this will help other businesses think creatively about how they can help victims of domestic violence.”


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