Let’s be honest. The moving industry can be one of the most rewarding when it comes to financial gains. Yes, there’s a lot of hard work involved, no matter if we’re talking about managing logistics or doing physical labor.
With financial stability, some might start thinking about how they can help their community. Read further to see ways in which you can actively get involved.
Discounts for seniors
The ones who have been working hard their whole lives now might be struggling. Getting older is not easy and for many of them saving a bit of money will help them with covering costs of other important things.
Moving can also be very stressful for seniors, especially if they’ve lived in the same place for a very long time, or for most of their lives. Aside from the usual health problems seniors might have, there’s also RSS (relocation stress syndrome). Also known as “transfer trauma”, it’s real and many seniors are struggling with it.
Consider offering a senior moving consultant. This can greatly reduce the stress on your older customers. They would help with things like making a custom move plan for the customer, helping them pack and organize or supervising packing, cleaning, disposing of waste and other important tasks the customer would need help with.
For a senior, moving is a big deal.
This is probably the easiest way to get involved in your community and not only. You have full control to donate to causes that you trust and believe in. Every year in your community, there are events dedicated to thins. On big holidays like Christmas or Easter, you will always find a cause that you might feel drawn to and where you can help.
Another great thing you can look into is MoveForHunger.org
As a mover, you can provide your customers with the opportunity to donate food when they move. Every time someone moves there is something left behind. If you give your customers the option to give away non-perishable items they don’t need and offer to have it packed and delivered for them, you can make a huge difference.
You can give the food to a local food bank or to members of your community that you know might need it. If you operate in a country that doesn’t have a program like this implemented, you can try doing it on your own.
Volunteer for shelters
There are countless types of shelters across the world, that protect people in need. From homeless community members to abused women, children and families that went through a tragic event like a house fire, all of them need help and support.
As a mover, you can volunteer and help the people move in and the lucky ones, who found alternatives, move out. They normally don’t have many belongings, but many of them might not have transportation or help to move them.
Volunteering for a shelter comes with responsibilities. For example, the ones that handle domestic violence have a non-disclosure agreement for their volunteers. The places are normally secret, so the people they protect can’t be found and hurt.
You can be the one helping someone start over.
If you’re an animal lover, animal shelters are always in need of help with the transportation of animals and supplies.
Get involved after disasters
Unfortunately, we’ve seen more and more of that. If you operate in the USA you know how hard some areas get hit during tornado season.
Too many areas get affected each year by heavy snowfalls, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, vegetation fires. Every member of the community should get involved during these times, but movers are essential in helping out.
Your moving trucks will make a difference, no matter if you’re transporting people, farm animals, rubble or belongings. If something like this happens in your community, you can partner with organizations or you can operate where people know you and trust you.
Team up with other businesses to help the community by transporting large quantities of food or essentials. Teamwork can offer more help to more people in a shorter amount of time.
Charity delivery during pandemics
Right now we live in a time where all the countries are affected by the new Coronavirus. Too many people are on lockdown for their own good and the good of the community they live in. Even if your moving business is not blooming, you can still get involved.
People over 65 years old are high risk and often shouldn’t even go out for groceries. Not only the elderly but also families with small children, single-parent families, caregivers of the disabled are in need.
This is the perfect time to get teamed up with food suppliers and those who offer necessary items such as toilet paper, diapers, hygiene products. You can deliver large quantities of goods to a high number of people in need.
However, you have to be responsible and stay safe. You can read our blog post on how to minimize the risks during pandemics here.
You will always find ways to help out if you want. Staying connected to your community and being actively involved will bring you personal satisfaction and change the lives of others for the better.
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