Aaron uses his moving company to help victims of domestic violence leave their abusers safely.
Aaron and Evan Steed started Meathead Movers in 1997, when Aaron was a high school junior and Evan a freshman. After receiving call after call of domestic abuse victims looking for a way out, Aaron knew he had to stand up and make a change. This is why Aaron and Evan founded Move to End Domestic Violence, a non-profit that helps move victims of domestic violence into one of their partnered shelters. Find out more in this week’s episode.
Key Takeaways:[3:30] What is Move to End Domestic Violence? [5:10] Aaron and his brother, Evan, founded Meathead Movers 19 years ago. [5:25] Their story on how they help women leave abusive relationships has gone viral. [7:20] Move to End Domestic Violence is an established non-profit with a goal of reaching 10,000 pledges, worldwide, of businesses willing to step up and help victims of domestic violence. [8:20] Aaron and Rob talk about a scary statistic about children who witness domestic violence at home. [11:10] How do we break the cycle? [11:30] Aaron shares some examples of what pledged businesses are currently doing to help stop domestic violence. [14:20] Any business, no matter what services or products they offer, can participate. [14:40] When your organization gives back, everybody within that organization benefits greatly. [15:05] Aaron currently has 420 employees and has locations all over Southern California [16:05] There’s a good chance you know someone who has been affected by domestic violence. [21:05] It’s become less taboo for women to ask for help, especially when violence is present in the household. [22:50] What are some of the safety protocols his team follows to make sure everyone involved is safe? [25:45] Every situation is different. [30:50] Aaron and Evan’s story went viral last year. [35:05] What are pledged businesses seeing in their community now that they’ve made the pledge? [39:10] Why is passion so important? [42:00] Anyone can help. Don’t own a business? Become an ambassador and volunteer. [44:45] Find out how can you help!
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