Moving company starts a movement to “get creative” and help victims of domestic violence, by rescuing women in distress, and moving them in a hurry if they have an abusive husband, now in 5 southern California counties

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These owners of a California moving company have volunteered to complete the move for them, free of charge. When they first started their business, Meathead Movers in 1997, the high school athletes were simply looking for a way to earn some extra cash. Back then, their fee was usually $20 and a pizza. As their business grew, the Steeds started getting occasional, frantic phone calls from women with little or no money who wanted to quickly move out before their abusers returned home.One day, in 2000, a situation turned volatile when the abuser came home in the middle of the move. It was then that the company decided it had to ensure that the women and the moving crew were both safe, so they partnered with a local women’s shelter. “What was good about that is, they could be vetting the requests for help, supporting the women with counseling, and making sure when we went in, the proper restraining orders were in place, or police were on hand if necessary,” Meathead’s CEO Aaron Steed told Good News Network.The company has expanded into Santa Barabara, Ventura, Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego counties.Found on