Drop Off Donations at Franklin Locations in Indiana and Kentucky To Help Women in Need
Indianapolis, Ind. (April 19, 2022) -- Mother’s Day is a day to honor Mom but moms in shelters are often isolated and in fear. Franklin Pest Solutions, www.franklinpestsolutions.com, hopes to help moms in need right here in our community by providing its offices as drop-off sites for the Two Men and a Truck Movers For Moms program, https://twomenandatruck.com/movers-for-moms. The program provides a way for people in the community to help by donating essential items for moms in need.
“We hope being a collection partner in the Movers for Moms program can help make Mother’s Day special for moms in need,” said Janelle Iaccino with Franklin. Our hearts go out to them and hope their day can be special under any circumstances,” she added.
Franklin Pest Solutions is providing drop-off sites for Indiana and Kentucky. The Two Men and a truck locations in Indiana and Kentucky are some of dozens of Two Men and a Truck locations nationwide that are collecting items for moms in need.
This is the second year in a row that Franklin is partnering with Two Men and a Truck at their Indianapolis, Lafayette, and Michigan City, Indiana locations. Each location is partnering with a local charity in their area to help moms in need.
The items deposited at Franklin locations in Indianapolis will be delivered to The Salvation Army Ruth Lilly Women and Children’s Center; items deposited at the Michigan City location will be delivered to The Caring Place in Valparaiso, items deposited at the Lafayette, Ind. location will benefit https://lthc.net/ and items from Franklin’s new Albany location will benefit Refuge for Women in Louisville, KY.
The Caring Place is the only 24-hour crisis line and emergency shelter in Porter County. In Indiana, 1863 domestic violence victims, both children and adults, found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs, according to The Caring Place website.
“Of course, Covid brought so many wonderful programs to a halt,” said Kyle Brown with Two Men and a Truck in Valparaiso and Crown Point. We are thrilled to be bringing this back and hope that the donations help brighten days for moms everywhere,” he added.
Refuge for Women in Louisville provides a safe-haven for women who have escaped sex trafficking, providing life-coaching, a living facility and transition assistance. “Last year, we were able to gather more than 1,500 items even with so many drop-off locations shut and shuttered. We believe we will surpass that this year,” said Jennifer Klinglesmith with Two Men and a Truck in Louisville. Personal hygiene items, household items, cleaning supplies and gift cards are some of the items that really help,” Klinglesmith added.
According to Two Men and a Truck, 60-percent of homeless women are mothers, many of whom find help at local shelters. In addition to safe shelter, most locations also provide counseling, legal advocacy and other resources.
Domestic abuse and homeless shelters welcome essential care items like soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, socks, slippers and more to help moms and their children.
Once dropped off at a Franklin location, Two Men and a Truck will pick up the donated items and deliver them to the shelter(s). More than one-million items have been collected since the program began.
If you need help now, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (7233).
Donations are accepted through Mother’s Day on May 8th.
About Franklin Pest Solutions, LLC
Since 1929, Franklin Pest Solutions and sister company Rose Pest Solutions have been trusted in the Midwest to keep homes and businesses free from insects, rodents, and more. Using cutting-edge technology, environmentally friendly methods, and personalized unique solutions, Franklin and Rose are dedicated to creating and maintaining healthier living environments. Owned by the Dold Family, Franklin Pest Solutions proudly serves communities in Indiana and Kentucky, and Rose Pest Solutions proudly serves all of Chicagoland, the Greater Milwaukee area, and South Central Wisconsin. For more information, see www.franklinpestsolutions.com and www.rosepestcontrol.com.
Gigi Lubin, [email protected], 312-543-8497