As most around the nation now know, this is an incredibly tough time for many neighbors, friends, and families in the midwest who are affected by the floods. The pictures, videos, and stories are heartbreaking. Your quiet spring break week, however, is giving you a good opportunity to help. Your local school district is collecting donations for those who have lost almost everything. The group you are collecting for has specifically asking for mops, buckets, work gloves, rakes, shovels, bleach, and other household cleaning items.
According to the guidelines, money and bottled water are not being accepted at this time. The school district is not set up to accept money, but the Salvation Army and Red Cross will accept monetary donations online. In addition to accepting all of the listed items, there is also a need for many services. For this reason, there are a number of times when local movers have offered there services as well. From helping make sure that people can get their belongings out of a home that will soon need to be evacuated to making sure that there will always be transportation options available for donated items to be delivered, the local movers have really filled a needed gap.
Short and Long Distance Movers Offer a Number of Important Services
When we typically think of moving services it is easy to think about the needs a family has when one of the parents has been transferred. The fact of the matter is, however, there are other times when local movers can help meet the needs of a community. From flood recovery to helping non profits move from one space to another, it is important that there are transportation services available to anyone who is in need.
Consider these facts and figures about the typical times when it is important to find the right moving services and the impact that this industry has on the economy of the nation, even in the times of destruction caused by natural disasters:
- The number one reason for moving was wanting a new or better home of apartment. In fact, this is the case of 17.4% of the people who responded to this survey.
- As an indication that short distance moves are the most common, 62% of movers in 2017 remained in the same county after their move.
- Nearly 50% of all moves take place in the summer, between the beginning of May and Labor Day.
- The average annual percent of Americans who move is 11.2%, which represents approximately 35.1 million people.
- As people get older, their tendency to move decreases significantly, so it should come as no surprise that the average mover is part of a couple between the ages of 18 to 34 with one or two kids.
- In the year 2016, the moving industry was worth $85.7 billion.
Local movers provide a number of transitional services. Although many of the services that they provide are traditional moving skills, there are also times when a community needs to help transition from a natural disaster to getting back to regular life.