For ten years, residential cleaning businesses have been providing free house cleaning services across the nation for women undergoing cancer treatment. Executive Director of Cleaning For A Reason (C4R), Lynn Frankenfield, recently expressed, “when you go into a home to help out and you see a wig on a stand and children patiently waiting for their lunch while mommy is sick in the bathroom, it puts your own troubles into perspective. It truly had a profound impact on me to experience firsthand the difference that a clean home makes for a woman battling cancer.”
Doylestown Mayor Ron Strouse recently issued a proclamation naming April 19-24 National Cleaning For A Reason week in celebration of the organization's ten year anniversary and for service provided by local house cleaning service, Harmony Clean, Inc. The intent of the proclamation is twofold. The first is to bring awareness to women who could use a helping hand. “The motto of the organization is to let us focus on your home, so you can focus on your health,” states Harmony Clean, Inc., co-owner, Vicki Brown. There is no income or other qualifying criteria; help is available to all women. The second is to bring awareness to other house cleaning or maid services that can join forces by partnering with C4R so more women can be reached and helped. “By receiving this proclamation from our mayor, we feel that the work of Cleaning For A Reason is truly recognized and appreciated in improving the lives of cancer patients and their families in our community,” states Brown.
To date C4R has recruited over 1,200 maid services to donate free house cleaning to women who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Local Doylestown maid service, Harmony Clean, Inc., has been involved since 2007 and has volunteered their time to clean for eighty-three local women and donated over $38,000 worth of free services.
If you, or a woman you know, is battling cancer of any type and could use a helping hand, contact www.cleaningforareason.org and click on the Patients tab. Or, if you own a cleaning service and would like to help, visit the website and click Maid Services/Inquire Now to learn more. For additional information, contact Kim Heck at Harmony Clean, Inc., 215-230-7700.