Supporting our Local Community
Giving Back is one of the Core values here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Barrie & Central Ontario has been involved in our community since we opened our doors in 2010. Whether it's collecting food for those in need or supporting local women's shelters we want to be more than just a good local business, we want to be a good neighbour. Here are some of the causes we support:
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Campaigns
The Mikey Network - Mikey on Board
The Mikey Network works to promote Heart-Healthy living and to place as many AEDs as possible in public spaces. As part of the Mikey On Board program, all TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Barrie & Central Ontario moving trucks are equipped with a MIKEY defibrillator and our drivers and staff have been trained to use a MIKEY AED.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading killer of Canadians. Over 10% of occurrences happen in public and victims who are not revived within 3-5 minutes usually die. Having MIKEYs on TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® vehicles increases the chances of making one accessible when the unexpected happens.
Barrie Tornado Clean Up
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Barrie & Central Ontario was eager to pitch in and help with clean up efforts after an EF-2 tornado devastated the city of Barrie on July 15, 2021, leaving many homeless and countless without power. Adam Kinsey and Brock Bolduc couldn't wait to pitch in with the volunteer efforts to clean things up and allow the reconstruction and repair of the area. With donations of water and time spent mapping out the exact locations early in the day, they slipped on their work gloves and went to work. We are extremely honoured to have had the opportunity to help those in our community with a truck and crew. It was a great way to help give back to the community that has supported TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in Barrie since we opened our doors in 2010.
Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie
As the saying goes, "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes.” The Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event invites men, women and youth to literally walk in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about. Violence against women continues to be an epidemic in our own community and around the world, so we gather as one to bring awareness of domestic abuse.
CHRISTMAS CHEER BARRIE
For 46 years Christmas Cheer has been supporting people who need a little extra help at Christmas. In support of this wonderful organization we conduct food and toy drives within our company and with our customers. We also donated our time and trucks to various organizations to pick and deliver the food and toys collected.
York Region Children's Aid Society
The event was hosted by the York Region Children’s Aid Society, on Sunday December 17th, 2023, at the Universal Eventspace in Vaughan. It was a superhero themed family event, where 225 brand new bicycles and helmets were donated in boxes, unassembled. 125 bikes were being delivered to the Barrie CAS, and 100 were being delivered to the York Region CAS in Newmarket. Volunteers spent 3 hours assembling the 225 bikes and loading 125 of them, along with 125 helmets, onto our truck that we donated to transport them to the CAS warehouse in Barrie, for distribution to families and children in need. We donated our truck, along with 2 men who donated their Sunday (Dan Brohm and Richie Price).
BELL LET'S TALK DAY
On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives in Canada, by counting every text, call, tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and Snapchat geo-filter shared with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk
LIGHT IT UP BLUE
Light it up Blue is Autism Speaks annual World Autism Awareness Day Campaign. Every April, thousands of iconic landmarks, businesses, communities, schools, and homes unite by shining bright blue lights in honour of the millions of individuals and families across the globe that are affected by autism.
APRIL 28TH DAY OF MOURNING
April 28th is the National Day of Mourning. A day to remember and honour those workers who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace. It is also a day we renew our commitment to the promotion of healthy and safe workplaces and the prevention of future fatalities.