WASHINGTON — Part of "being in this together" is helping those in the community who are more vulnerable right now.
We’re talking domestic violence victims who may be feeling trapped and isolated with no way out, but one company is lending a helping hand.
Nick Friedman is the founder and president of College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving and he said, "College hunks hauling junk and moving -- we've always considered ourselves being purpose driven and socially conscious."
He started the company right here in Washington, D.C.
Friedman said with shelter at home orders in place and domestic violence reports on the rise he wanted to help anyone feeling powerless in an unhealthy home situation.
"We wanted to volunteer and offer our trucks and our moving services at no charge to help any victim of domestic violence get out of the situation they are in and into a safe house or shelter where they will be much safer going forward," Friedman said.
College Hunks has 135 franchises nationwide working with shelters and safe houses to be a pipeline of hoping to safely move people out of harms’ way.
"So, in the D.C. area alone, we’ve had conversations with Dash, DC Safe House, House of Ruth, My Sister’s Place, Victim for Recovery Place of DC and all of those have been welcoming with open arms to let us know if and when they've got somebody that has a need to move into one of these safe houses or shelters."
He added, "You know, I think, right now more than anything, you know, I've seen the #We’reAllInThisTogether and I truly believe that as a community we have to support one another. We have to give a voice to people that maybe overlooked."
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233.
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