Hayes regularly reaches out to local nonprofits to offer the services of a moving van and crew. And she has a number of “regulars” on her list of local charities to support.
“One group we work with a lot is the Cherokee Veterans program,” she said. “Every time they have a veteran who needs moving, we do it. We also work with Kids Care; they have a lot of events that collect donations, and we provide them with supplies and moving boxes.”
A volunteer move might mean picking up and delivering a few big items or several hours to relocate an entire household.
“It shows up on the schedule like any other move, but we make sure our employees are aware of what they’re there for,” said Hayes. “Our guys love doing it. It’s always fun to watch them interact with everybody.”
The staff also appreciates the value of giving back, said Hughes.
“Our community and the people in it are what help keep our business going, and it’s incredibly meaningful for us to work with different nonprofits in our area that do so much to move our community forward.”
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