Being a resident of the Lakewood area, my family regularly receives the Advocate Magazine. They pride themselves as a hyper-local targeted magazine bringing neighborhood news to residents. Recently they reported on Dallas Maids first responders relief fund.
I’m thrilled my company’s free cleans for first responders is getting local recognition from well-regarded publications such as The Advocate and D Magazine. The Lakewood Advocate article recognizing Dallas Maids’ efforts, Road to Recovery: Cleaning Company Stays Busy with Free Services for First Responders, follows:
Owner Greg Shepard started the relief service as a way to keep his staff employed during the pandemic. Although many customers canceled their services, they continued paying, and Shepard parlayed those funds into free cleanings for first responders.
“It touched all of our hearts,” Shepard said. “The worst times bring out the best in people.”
Cleanings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until donations run out. Customers must show a work ID to schedule their cleaning.
So far, the company has completed 13 cleanings for first responders.
“We got a review today from a first responder, and she expressed how much this has helped her,” Shepard said. “She was in New York for eight weeks helping. When you come home to a clean house, it’s a good feeling.”
As Dallas begins to reopen, Shepard said he still needs help. Neighbors can help support a local business and donate a cleaning on GoFundMe.
“We’re nowhere near where we were going into this, but we’re 60 or 65 percent of where we were,” Shepard said. “I’m glad. I know a lot of people have been hit harder. Even if you’re an essential business, it can really hurt.”By Jaime Dunaway (source)