Free Moving Service for Domestic Violence Victims


With the increase of domestic violence cases in the U.S. and Canada, College H.U.N.K.S
Hauling Junk & Moving, a moving company declares a new dedication. Established in 2005 by
two college buddies, Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman, they launch a new program to help the
victims fleeing the abusive situation by providing a free moving service.


The word "H.U.N.K.S" stands for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable and Service. The
idea of hauling service arose when they began using a beat-up cargo van to haul furniture.


Since the free service announcement, more than 100 moves for the victims have been completed.


This new service is gaining attention since the global pandemic due to the lockdown in most
cities and victims can end up being vulnerable because they cannot reach out to anyone for help.


Nick, the company's co-founder, states that their program is an eye-opener to the reality of this
issue which some may consider taboo. As an organisation that strives for community-oriented
service, they are always seeking for various methods to influence the communities positively—in
this case, especially to those who involved in harsh circumstances. They named their program as
Free Moves for Survivors of Domestic Violence.


Meathead Movers, another moving company, begins to offer free moves to the victims of
abusive homes since two decades ago. Collaborating with eight domestic violence shelters in
Central and Southern California, over $150,000 worth of moving service was donated for this
program.


With more than 130 franchises are located in the U.S. and Canada, the hauling company is
reaching out and helping the victims, offering the use of trucks and labour for free.


Guidance has been laid out for those who need this kind of help. First and foremost, they have to
contact a certified local domestic violence-prevention shelter and notify them of their situation.


After that, the violence-prevention shelter has to approve and organise the free move requests via
the College Hunks' website to ensure the victim is supported during the entire transaction.


For the safety of both the victim and the assisting team, the approving shelter will cooperate with
College Hunks to manage the move-in coordination with their local franchise owner and the
local authorities.Beside assisting domestic violence, they also provide trucks to help the front liners by
transporting COVID-19 testing supplies and other medical equipment, relocating beds and goods
between hospitals and delivering water to healthcare workers.


Since the start of the program, more than 1 million nutritious meals have been donated to a non-
profit organisation, Feeding Children Everywhere—where 2 meals for every completed job.


The company's success story and its good deeds can inspire youngsters who want to pursue
business and contribute to society.

The company began its operation after Omar won ten
thousand dollars in the annual Leigh Rothschild Business Plan Contest and it expended into a
full-scale operation after their graduation.

The organisation expanded in 2009 after starting
franchising in 2008 and appeared on the Inc magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies list. It
also ranked #30 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 50 New Franchise Rankings.

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