Merry Maids of Tucson Pays It Forward to Cancer Patients
By Lucy Lee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOCAL COMPANY MAKING A DIFFERENCE DURING COVID-19
Tucson, AZ – October 2, 2020 – Merry Maids of Tucson has been donating cleaning services to cancer patients for the past four years through their partnership with Cleaning for a Reason, a nonprofit supporting cancer households. For personal reasons, owners Keith and Sue Sutterley are committed to making a difference for local cancer patients and their families.
“We started the partnership with Cleaning for a Reason as a way to give back to the community,” said Keith Sutterley. “The partnership became personal and especially meaningful when my wife Brenda Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. We learned the importance of being flexible to adapt to each cancer patient’s needs and schedules. Our understanding of what the cancer patient was going through also helped us to make important changes to our offerings that were suitable for the overall health of our clients.”
Since 2016, Merry Maids of Tucson has helped 21 cancer patients with total donated cleanings valued at $6,993. Through partnership with Cleaning for a Reason, Merry Maids of Tucson assists cancer patients by cleaning two homes per month for two consecutive months free of charge. This is an ongoing service to cancer patients residing in Tucson and the surrounding areas, including Green Valley. Sahuarita, Vail, Corona De Tucson, Saddlebrook, Marana, and Oro Valley.
Keith Sutterley emphasized, “We have also been adapting to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic by providing sanitizing services for both homes and businesses, and especially for the cancer patients we serve who are immune-compromised. We have donated much needed items, like hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and paper towels, to those sheltering in place. We also follow CDC guidelines to wear masks and gloves and practice social distancing when cleaning in a home.”
About Merry Maids of Tucson
Recently celebrating 33 years in business, Merry Maids of Tucson has been family owned and operated since July 1987. Merry Maids is the largest residential home cleaning franchise in the world and is known for using state-of-the-art supplies and equipment. As part of the Service Master family—specializing in Commercial, Disaster, and Restoration cleaning—Merry Maids benefits from their best in class processes for cleaning and disinfection services. Most recently, Merry Maids partnered with leading manufacturer 3M for more effective products to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Merry Maids is ranked #1 Residential Cleaning Service by Entrepreneur Magazine. The national franchise has also won the Women’s Choice Award as America’s most recommended cleaning service and leader in the home cleaning industry since 1979. For more information about Merry Maids of Tucson, go to merrymaids.com/tucson.
About Cleaning for a Reason
Cleaning for a Reason partners with more than 1,200 residential cleaners throughout the United States and Canada to offer free house cleaning to any household battling cancer. Since 2006, the nonprofit and its partners have donated more than $14 million in services, helping more than 40,000 cancer patients. In 2017, Cleaning for a Reason was adopted by ISSA Charities, the charitable arm of ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. To learn more about Cleaning for a Reason and to apply for free house cleaning, see cleaningforareason.org.