Calgary, Alberta — 03/16/2017 — Sparta Movers, a Calgary-based start-up moving company, understands the importance of giving back to the community. In response to a spike in Calgary’s domestic violence last year, Sparta Movers have started 2017 with a new resolution which is to help victims of domestic violence in Calgary by offering complimentary moving services to relocate them to safety.
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According to Calgary Police Services, the number of domestic violence investigations in Calgary exceeded 25,000 during 2016, which well surpassed the 19,000 recorded in 2015.
“We also felt this increase by receiving more phone calls than typically from people running away from home violence” says Eugene, VP Operations at Sparta Movers.
Kim Ruse with the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter agrees the increase in Calgary’s domestic violence is likely linked to the economic downturn.
Staff Sgt. Rob Davidson with the Calgary Police Service's domestic conflict unit says the numbers are likely much higher, given that experts believe only about 30 per cent of incidents get reported to police.
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“Giving back to the community where we operate feels just the right thing to do” says Eugene. “We always volunteer when the right opportunity presents itself. Last year, for example, at the peak of unemployment in Calgary, Sparta Movers volunteered their trucks and crews to help Calgary Food Bank moving tons of supplies from local schools, churches, businesses and other generous donors throughout Calgary as part of “Operation Christmas 2016” ran by Calgary Food Bank.”
“Our community would be much stronger and healthier, if more local businesses opened their doors to opportunities like this one” said Slava, co-founder of Sparta Movers. “We will never stop giving back to our home city of Calgary” he assured us with a smile.
Sparta Movers was founded by two brothers, Slava and Eugene. The business started serving Calgarians in the very midst of economic downturn in 2015. The brothers always believed in importance of keeping friends and family near. Working alongside with friends and family allowed them to build a strong foundation for a successful moving company which Sparta Movers are today. “We work as one big extended family” says Slava, “and this overall positive environment is contagious and it spreads like a virus translating into great customer care and superior quality services. We are in that fun growing stage of a start-up business, where everything is a success and everyone is contributing to their fullest.” The company’s mission is to deliver simple, transparent, affordable and value-added moving services to their customers.
“We owe our success to our customers who became our loyal business champions spreading the word about our services and tirelessly referring their friends and family to us” says Eugene. “We work hard to earn our customers’ loyalty” added Slava.
Sparta Movers is a well-established Calgary based company serving Albertans by providing the best in class local moving services to both residential and commercial customers. Our vision is to deliver the perfect move to each and every customer. For more information please visit http://spartamovers.com
Address: 1134 17 Ave NW, T2M 0P6, Calgary, AB
email: [email protected]
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