Two Men and a Truck continues successful program to help mothers
Two Men and a Truck Brevard, a Brevard County moving company, is working with Calvary Chapel Melbourne and Calvary Chapel Viera to help mothers and their families during this Mother’s Day season as part of its Movers for Moms collection drive. The fundraiser provides gifts to local women staying in community shelters this spring.
For many, Mother’s Day is a joyous occasion. For others, it is a painful reminder of the difficulties many mothers face as they live in shelters because of domestic abuse or homelessness. Statistics from the Domestic Violence Resource Center report that one in every four women will experience domestic violence during their lifetime. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. This violence often triggers homelessness.
Serene Harbor is a local domestic violence center for crisis intervention.
“For 25 years, we have served survivors of domestic violence right here in Brevard County, housing women, children and their pets at the center,’’ said Brenda VanAntwerp of Movers For Moms. “All services are provided free of charge and include 24-hour confidential hotline, safety planning, emergency shelter, transportation, counseling, legal advocacy and outreach to over 25,000 women and children.’’
For more information, call 321-726-8282 or go to their website at sereneharbor.org.
This spring marks the 10th anniversary of Movers for Moms. The program now serves 39 states. It hopes to collect more than 300,000 items for moms in need across the country.
For more information on Movers for Moms, call VanAntwerp at 321-242-7742, go to its website at twomenandatruck.com/moversformoms or check out its Facebook page.