Local moving company, shelter is helping domestic violence victims get a fresh start at life

Posted at 9:53 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 10:02:54-04

For more than two years, News 5 has told you about domestic violence victims and the fights they face to bring their abusers to justice.

But they face other problems as well, including how to live after leaving a dangerous situation, sometimes with nothing more than the clothes on their back.

So one company is trying to get the community to come together to help.

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“We get paper towels, toilet paper [and] we get chairs, coaches, end tables,” said Amy Gladieux, Marketing Manager, with the moving company Two Men and a Truck.

They are collecting the supplies and then move the donations to the WomenSafe, Inc. Megan Fisher who works with the shelter said every little bit helps.

“They’re going through a lot and they’re taking care of a lot as well,” Fisher said.

It’s all to help victims staying there, who are escaping domestic violence, and often their lives are at risk.

"I think it's a good restore of our faith in humanity," Fisher said.

The items collected are just as unique as each survivors journey that brought them to the house, and that's why they say the need is so great.

“A lot of times people are coming in with nothing, sometimes they don't even have their purse," said Fisher.

Fisher said having clothing and shoe sizes helps the families that often come with nothing but the clothes on their back. But even though they come in empty-handed, the hope is each survivor can leave with a fresh start, stacked with all they need.

“We try and gather as much variety as possible, because one of the most important things we want for our residents is for them to live a normal life."

Two Men and a Truck will be taking donations until this Friday, but you can make a donation to the women's shelter anytime.

Click here to find out more on the movers for moms donation drive.