Sep 16, 2013
2nd Annual Movers for Military Helps Veterans
Two Men and a Truck®, with locations across Florida, is collecting donations for homeless veterans and military families in crisis for delivery on Veterans Day. The purpose of the program, Movers for
Military, is to recognize the tremendous sacrifice veterans made to protect our freedoms by arranging delivery of essential items for those living in crisis. This year marks the second year of the program. In 2012, Two Men and a Truck® collected more than 15,000 items to help veterans across Florida.
Two Men and a Truck® plans to partner with local schools, churches and other community organizations in the areas it serves to help with the collection of essential items. The Osprey Observer will be one of the local drop-off points for donations. The collection will run from early October through Friday, November 8.
Marketing and Sales Representative, Eugenia Parlow said, “Veterans Day is a time to honor the courageous men and women who have proudly served or country. Unfortunately, some veterans are experiencing hard times and need support from local shelters. Two Men and A Truck is coordinating this drive because it is “The Movers Who Care” and veterans in crisis should be celebrated for the sacrifices they made to protect or freedoms.” This year it will partner with Volunteers of America in donating collected items to those veterans who are currently homeless.
Two Men and a Truck® will pick up and deliver the collected items to partnering Veterans hospitals and shelters on or before Veteran Day, which is Monday, November 11.
Two Men and a Truck® employs hundreds of veterans across its 240+ franchise locations and the moving company is committed to supporting those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending their country.
Essential household items including but are not limited to personal products such as soap, deodorant, lotions, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, towels and washcloths, sheets and pillow cases. Gently used men’s and women’s clothing are also needed. You can drop items off at the Osprey Observer, located at 900 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. Monday-Friday’s from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information about the program, please call Eugenia Parlow at 245-8519.