As the country prepares to celebrate Veteran’s Day later this week and honor the brave men and women who have served this country, so to will TWO MEN AND ATRUCK®, as we are a company who has been greatly impacted by veterans since our very early beginnings.
Throughout all levels of our brand, you’ll find a strong presence of veterans working with us to help us move people forward. From movers and drivers all the way up to franchisees and team members at our Michigan Support Center, we’re extremely proud of the veteran presence within our teams. While hiring and promoting veteran team members is a big part of what we do to give back to the veteran community, we also developed our own program to help give back to their community called Movers for Military®.
This was designed for our franchises to collect, donate, and deliver essential care items to veterans in their community who are in need. Local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises will partner with businesses and organizations near them to set up collection sites for the public to drop of donations, and our team will deliver them to shelters in the area.
“We run this program every fall because many of us on our team have come from a military family, have served or we have veterans that currently work or have worked for us in the past. It feels like a natural fit,” said Charlene Bush, a multi-unit marketing manager within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise network. “Everyone [at our locations] gets behind this campaign, including our communities. It’s been a great experience and a campaign that we are all really proud to support.”
Franchises often align well with Movers for Military, especially when they have a large amount of veterans working within their teams, and it creates a seamless transition for running the program.
“We have multiple managers, movers and drivers, our director of operations, and staff spouses/family that are veterans or active-duty military,” said Amanda Wokal, another multi-unit marketing manager for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. “We find it important to give back to those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our country and unfortunately in Dallas, there are way too many veterans living on the streets without access to the necessary care they deserve.”
This campaign is a great opportunity for members of our frontline staff to get out in the community and partner with them to make a difference. The break from the normal day-to-day job is welcomed by our movers and drivers, and they love helping out and making life a little better for our nation’s veterans.
“I believe it’s impactful for our brand because we have franchisees, managers, CSR’s, movers and drivers who work for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK that have served in some branch of the military,” Bush said. “It’s a great way to honor their and honor the brave men and women in our communities who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.”
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