When Cleaning Meets Healing: Professional Housecleaners Make Life Easier for Cancer Patients via “Cleaning for a Reason”Have you ever struggled with knowing just what to do to offer meaningful help to a friend? True to my Southern roots, my first choice is to provide food – a casserole or side dish that can be served now or put in the freezer for later – in a disposable dish that doesn’t have to be returned. Just something to help someone get through the day with a little more comfort.
Women with cancer have so much to deal with simply struggling with the realities of their diagnoses and coping with the pain and discomfort of treatment. On top of that, there is the stress of not being able to take care of their homes and families they way they once did. Understanding how important a clean and comfortable home is to the healing process, Cleaning for a Reason, a group supported by the professional cleaning industry, is providing a wonderful, caring service to cancer patients from all over the United States.
Cleaning for a Reason offers free professional housecleaning and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Cancer patients can sign up to receive help from a nationwide network of participating cleaning companies. And for everyone who joins the Hoover or Cleaning for a Reason Facebook page, Hoover will contribute $1(up to $25,000). Talk about help where it is needed.
I first encountered Cleaning for a Reason last month at the ISSA cleaning industry trade show. The Hoover Company, makers of Hoover vacuums and a CRI Seal of Approval participating company, is the corporate sponsor for Cleaning for a Reason.
I urge everyone to check out Cleaning for a Reason – there are many ways to help. Join a Facebook page, add your company to the network of professional cleaners, or buy something from the Cleaning for a Reason estore. Or find help and healing from people who are offering their services in a meaningful way.
As their website says, Cleaning for a Reason is an organization of people who “put their hearts and souls into housecleaning.”