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Two Maids & A Mop Featured in Orlando Sentinel

After surgery, 12 rounds of chemotherapy and 30 radiation sessions, Lisa Ford found she no longer had the energy or inclination to worry about scrubbing her bathtub.

“I felt like every cell in my body was under attack,” said Ford, a 50-year-old Oviedo, FL resident diagnosed with breast cancer last fall. “My focus was on surviving the biggest battle of my life.”

So two months ago, when a local home cleaning company contacted her with an offer to clean her home for free, she didn’t hesitate long.

Cleaning for a Reason, a nationwide nonprofit, put her in touch with Two Maids & A Mop of Oviedo, a for-profit franchise business that donates housecleaning services to women fighting cancer.

“It was a team of two women, and they scrubbed my house from top to bottom for four hours,” Ford said. “I was just floored. They made my house sparkle like I had not seen it sparkle in many years.”

Melody Montgomery, who opened the Seminole/Volusia franchise just five weeks ago, donated the cost of the cleaning from her own pocket — paying her staff as she would for any other job. The charitable work is a big reason she signed on with the franchise, she said.

Montgomery lost her sister-in-law to cancer two years ago. “She fought three times, but after her third cancer, she didn’t make it,” Montgomery said. “I just always felt like, ‘What can I do to make anything about this better for you? I know how much this part of your life sucks, and if I could take away one little piece of the burden — even if it’s only a Lego block out of a whole building — I would do it.’”

Cleaning for a Reason, started by a Texas woman, recruits housekeeping services across the country — 1,200 of them at last count — to help supply the labor. Since 2006, its providers have volunteered their time to clean for more than 30,200 women, services valued at about $10 million.

Two Maids & A Mop of Orlando, which covers Orange County, also participates. “I do it because I believe in the cause,” said franchise owner Anthony Truong, now in his third year with the business. “I’ve met some of these patients, and they’re not in good shape. I just can’t imagine what it’s like not to be able to fend for yourself because you have this disease, this condition you never asked for.”

Montgomery, who worked with cancer patients for eight years in her previous job running imaging centers, worries that not enough people know about the free service. Though she can only accept two patients at a time herself — each gets a thorough monthly cleaning for two months — she still wants to spread the word.

“I know I never heard of it until I signed on with the franchise, and I had spent years in all these oncology centers,” she said. “Now I’m sending out brochures to doctors’ offices.”

In Ford’s case, her 24-year-old daughter, Malia Campbell, discovered the service while researching online. If you or anyone you know is currently undergoing cancer treatment, please visit Cleaning For A Reason to learn more about the application process.

Two Maids & A Mop & Cleaning For A Reason

                                                                       Marnie Millard of Washington, DC

Two Maids & A Mop is a proud partner with the national non-profit organization called Cleaning for A Reason. Our partnership with the charitable organization allows us the unique opportunity to provide free cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment.

“I can still remember the first time we ever cleaned the home of a cancer patient at no cost”, said Ron Holt, CEO & Founder of Two Maids & A Mop. “The patient desperately needed our services and we walked out of the home better people because of the service. So much emotion was shared during that visit and I’ll never forget it.”

Two Maids & A Mop has long been known for its innovative Pay for Performance Plan. But we believe that our brand stands for much than just a business earning profits. We pride ourselves in taking the lead within our industry and hope that our experience with Cleaning for A Reason enables other cleaning companies to join the movement.

Please take the time to watch a phenomenal interview with our Washington, DC franchisee on their local ABC News affiliate: Two Maids & Cleaning for A Reason.

Two Maids & A Mop Featured in Fox News

                                  Executives from Two Maids & A Mop Celebrate More National Recognition

Fox News recently caught up with Lee Sheridan, one of our newest franchise owners, to discuss his participation in the Cleaning For A Reason charitable program. Lee owns the Virginia Beach franchise and only opened his business a few weeks ago. In that short amount of time, he’s been fortunate to generate a ton of new business and now his business has received national coverage from a major news outlet. Congrats to Lee and best of luck building a fast-growing business in Virginia Beach!

Please click the following link to access the Fox News article: Two Maids Offers Free Cleaning Services to Women Undergoing Cancer Treatment.

Two Maids & A Mop Provides Free Cleaning Services to Women Battling Cancer

                                             Two Maids & A Mop providing cleaning services to cancer patient

Two Maids & A Mop is proud to be a long-time member of the national nonprofit organization Cleaning For A Reason. As members, we work with cancer patients within each of our communities that we serve to provide free cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment. It’s a charitable service that goes deep for our brand and one that we wholeheartedly believe in its purpose. Last week, our wonderful franchise owners in Tampa were profiled on the local NBC affiliate TV station. Please take some time to read more about this inspirational story in Tampa.

Reprinted from WSTP:

“When you’re sick, everyday tasks can be extremely difficult. For ladies trying to balance their home life, work, and cancer, it can be nearly impossible. That’s why a group, called Cleaning for a Reason, is helping women with cancer with a chore that means so much to their families, their sanity, and their overall health.

“Miss Lorraine, how are you today,” asks Two Maids & A Mop Professional House Cleaner Kate Henley.

“I’m doing good,” replies Lorraine Bollman.

Bollman battled ovarian cancer six years ago, then colon cancer. Now, the cancer is back. “I mean, I’m 87 years old. Let’s face it. You know, this is quite a deal,” says Bollman. “I had chemo a couple weeks ago, and I’m going to have it in June again.”

She’s journaling her treatment. “Got to Moffitt at 10, had blood taken. I’m real shaky today, else I’d write more,” Bollman reads. Beyond that, it’s tough to even think about housework. “If it had to be me, I wouldn’t be dusting! Definitely not. I have arthritis so bad. It was hard for me to do cleaning anyway,” says Bollman. That’s where companies like Two Maids & A Mop step in.

“It’s a great concept to be able to be a part of,” says Henley. “Chemotherapy and radiation can take a lot out of a person to be bending over, up-and-down, constantly using harsh chemicals, it can be a lot for them. It’s nice to have us come in and be able to do that,” Henley says.

Cleaning For A Reason, a nonprofit organization, teams up with companies across the country to help ease the burden for women currently undergoing cancer treatment.

“It’s a great way for someone to get their house cleaned four times, once a month for four months, and it provides stress-free relief for women who are battling cancer,” says Two Maids & A Mop Owner, Wes Kulaga. “It’s the best feeling in the world when we Clean for a Reason.

The nonprofit and local companies say until there’s a cure, there’s a reason to clean. Cleaning for a Reason reports 1,200 companies have helped more than 25,000 women with cancer, donating $6.5 million in cleanings. “It made a big difference. I was very thankful, and the girls were very, very good. They were fun to talk to also. I’m a talker,” jokes Bollman.

The companies focus on the chores, so women can fight to finish treatment and celebrate wiping out the cancer. “Well, I’m looking forward to it, looking forward to ring that bell, that’s on my bucket list,” says Bollman.

The owner of Two Maids & A Mop says surprisingly they and other companies have openings for people who could benefit from this service. Women who are actively receiving treatment for cancer can apply online by click here: Cleaning For A Reason.

Free Cleaning Services for Women Undergoing Cancer Treatment

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        David Luke on Roxanne and Chris Radio Show

Two Maids & A Mop is extremely honored to be a proud partner with Cleaning For A Reason, a nationwide charitable foundation that provides free house cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment. To date, our company has cleaned more than 1500 homes for women with cancer with a value of more than $200,000 in donated cleanings.

Earlier today, our company’s COO was interviewed by a local radio station about Cleaning For A Reason. The interview went great but the most precious moment occurred when a local Cleaning For A Reason patient spoke directly to David about her appreciation and admiration for the free service. It was a special moment and we’re so humbled to provide a service that makes a difference in these women’s lives.

Please feel free to apply for the free service by clicking here: Cleaning For A Reason Patient Application.