Written by Jessy Howe
The American Cancer Society reports more than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. Unfortunately, you likely know someone who is a cancer survivor, who may have lost their battle to cancer, or is currently fighting the fight against this awful disease. The American Cancer Society’s mission is to diminish the suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.
While all the core values at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® are important to us, giving back to the community is a core value we hold in our hearts that is unlike the rest. The spirit of giving back instilled by Founder Mary Ellen Sheets has allowed us to impact our communities in a number of ways, including supporting the American Cancer Society. Since 2000, 10 cents of every move has been donated to the ACS contributing in the fight against cancer.
On Wednesday, March 16, members of the American Cancer Society arrived to the corporate office while employees gathered in the lobby to show support. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® President Randy Shacka presented the ACS a check for $49,573.50, a number that surpassed 2015’s donation by more than $4,200.
“We truly believe businesses exist to make their communities better, not the other way around. This past year we celebrated another record year for number of moves (over 495,000) and we have given back countless hours and donations to the communities in which we serve. But we also give back by donating 10 cents of every move to the American Cancer Society, an effort we’ve held strong for more than 12 years,” said President Randy Shacka. “We are honored to continue our partnership with the American Cancer Society because they share the same beliefs as TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® and help bring hope in our communities to eradicate cancer. This hits home even more recently as we lost one of our own teammates at home office whom succumbed to cancer, and through Anne’s memory, we will continue this fight in 2016. Every move counts and makes a big difference in what we can contribute each day to the ACS.”
Since the beginning of the partnership more than 15 years ago, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has donated more than $520,000 to the cause.
“We are thankful for our continuing partnership with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® that is helping create a world free of pain and suffering from cancer,” said ACS Senior Market Manager Felicia McMullen. “The money donated helps to provide hope for so many in our local community and nationwide.”
In addition to contributions from each move, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®/International, Inc. employees participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event each year in Lansing, Mich., to help promote awareness of the most commonly found cancer in women.
We are honored to be one of the American Cancer Society’s many supporters and feel blessed to be in a position to help. We look forward to surpassing the donation amount in the year to come!
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us move your career forward. Consider investing in us and becoming a franchisee today! Visit franchise.twomenandatruck.com today to learn more.