Though Mother’s Day is intended to be a joyous occasion for women across the country, thousands of moms will be overlooked because they are forced to live in shelters as a result of domestic abuse or homelessness.
Heartbreaking statistics from the Domestic Violence Resource Center state one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
To ensure moms in crisis receive the love and appreciation they deserve this Mother’s Day, Two Men and a Truck, Toledo, is hosting its Movers for Moms® collection drive to provide critical gifts to local women staying in community shelters this spring.
This year, the Vermilion moving company is working with local organizations such as Firelands Association of Realtors, WCPZ, and Mr. Smith’s Coffee House to collect essential and comfort items for women staying at The Miriam House. Anyone interested in supporting local moms in need can visit twomenandatruck.com/moversformom to find the nearest participating Two Men and a Truck franchise. Follow Movers for Moms® at facebook.com/MoversforMoms or @MoversforMoms .