-Written by Erik Sargent
Today is Veteran’s Day, and here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’re taking the time to recognize the important sacrifices the veterans of our country’s military have made.
While today is a day that should be about celebrating these brave men and women, not all veterans will be showered with tributes. Unfortunately, some veterans find themselves struggling as they transition into civilian life, suffering from unemployment or homelessness.
Giving back to our communities is near and dear to our hearts – especially to veterans in need – and this was the inspiration behind Movers for Military.
Movers for Military is a program developed by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK with a focus on getting essential care items into the hands of veterans who need them most. Franchise locations partner with schools, businesses, organizations, and veteran shelters in their community to set up collection sites where the community can drop off items to donate.
Once the collections are complete, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving teams load up the donations and deliver them to partnering veterans shelters. It’s a simple but effective way to work within the community and bring much-needed relief to those who need it.
“Any time we can help or assist veteran or service members, it is a good thing,” said Jeff Walker, a veteran and franchisee at our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Colorado Springs location. “It is a small way to serve our country.”
With a number of franchise locations featuring veteran staff members in a variety of positions, it’s a natural fit for our frontline staff members as they work to give back during the fall season.
“Both myself and Franchisee Alan Oversmith come from military families, so we are both very passionate about this campaign,” said Charlene Bush, marketing manager for all four TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Southeast Michigan locations. “In addition, we have several veterans that now work at each of our locations as movers or drivers. This campaign is a great way to both honor them and show our appreciation for their service to our country.”
Like all charitable work we do, it’s also a good chance for the movers and drivers of our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations to get out in the community, take a break from moving, and feel good about making a difference to those in need.
Our movers and drivers love helping with the different campaigns we run, so I get a ton of support from both management and our frontline staff,” Bush said. “I was very pleased with each campaign and the amount of donations we were able to deliver.”
To learn more about the work our franchises do with Movers for Military and to learn how you can get involved and help the cause, click here.
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