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Moving can both be a smart move and a financial burden, most especially when certain circumstances force you (and your family) to do so.  Sometimes, you just don’t have enough resources to hire a professional moving service and your last hope is to reach out to other people for help.

Whatever your reasons for your need to move, you can always get “moving help” from your religious organization. There are faith-based charitable institutions that can offer some help, and usually, there are many people there whom you already know or you know you can trust. Although at first you may think that finding charitable help can be difficult (especially if you are not active within your community), it’s still possible because everywhere, people are always willing to help. You just need to know where to start looking.

Often, the best and quickest way to start is to inquire at your local church. (You can also check out other religious organizations within or nearby your area.) You will find that most of the time, help is just a few phone calls away.

Note; you don’t have to be religious, or to belong to a specific religious group to be able to get help from these institutions. Even if you’re not at all religious (or a non-believer even), you can still call churches and ask if they have any programs that assist families or individuals. Most charitable or religious groups can also direct you to other resources if at the moment they cannot offer any direct assistance.

Reasons to Start Reaching Out to Religious Organizations:

Sometimes, unforeseen circumstances happen that add burden to one’s need to move residences. It may be financial in nature, job or natural calamity related, but nonetheless, it’s usually a good idea to reach out to your nearby religious groups for some help with moving.

1 – If you recently lost your job or if your bills are getting too much to handle, you can reach out for some moving help, especially if you have no preference to accept any government assistance (such as WIC or welfare). Getting help from a religious group will help save you some money that could have been otherwise allotted to professional moving cost.

2 – Disability or physical injury can also be a valid cause to seek help from a religious org in terms of moving. If you have some physical incapacity, or if you’re moving with an elderly or a person with physical disability, your local religious group can help you out in the lifting of your furniture or in providing you a vehicle for moving.

3 – If you are or if you know someone who is an out-of-school youth who is homeless, many religious groups can offer assistance through their friendly team of volunteers. These volunteers typically help struggling young individuals to transition into the adult world, helping them get affordable apartments at the same time offering livelihood as well as emotional support groups.

4 – Lastly, if you are (or someone else you know is still awaiting government assistance or insurance after a natural disaster or calamity has damaged your home, it may be the best time to reach out to a religious group for some help. They can help you relocate and sometimes may even offer you temporary housing for a ‘soup kitchen’.

How to Get in Touch with a Nearby Religious Group (Tips or Steps on How to Get Moving Help from Your Religious Organization): There are a lot of ways you can get in touch with a local religious group to get some moving help or any other assistance you might need.  If you already attend a religious service regularly, you can speak to the group’s head right away after the service. Explain your current situation and listen to what he or she can offer to help.

You can also contact religious groups via their website’s contact page, tel. no., or e-mail. If you so you need Internet access, you can get a free access in your local library.

Take note that when you’re seeking help or moving assistance from a religious group or organization, you would need to show up in person. A lot of times, speaking face-to-face (even with the appropriate person) about your needs may feel slightly uncomfortable,  but do keep in mind that very rarely would someone working for these faith-based groups would ever try to make you feel terrible for seeking any help from them.

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Written by Margarita Hakobyan
Margarita Hakobyan is CEO and Founder of Moverscorp.com.