For sixteen years, "Dallas Maids" has been a thriving business in the Dallas community. When Coronavirus hit, however, the cleaning service knew that their business would take a hit, as well.
Owner Greg Shepard knew that many of his workers wouldn't feel comfortable going into the client's homes, and vice versa. They knew they would have to get creative with how they would manage over the next few months.
As predicted, many clients canceled their services. However, what they didn't expect was that those who kept their cleaning services would offer higher pay and kindness during this difficult time. Because of this, Dallas Maids was able to pay it forward to those who were working to help the relief efforts of COVID-19 and offer their services to them at no cost.
“[Our customers have] shown that the worst of times brings out the best in people,” said Greg Shepard, “I want to pay this generosity forward by providing our local area first responders with free home cleanings [to ease] their stress.”
Known as the First Responders Fatigue Relief fund, Dallas Maids provides no-charge cleaning services to those first responders working to fight coronavirus. The cleaning service is available to paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff, medical researchers, police officers, and firefighters, all of whom are currently risking their lives to save others. The fund allows the maids to receive payment for their work while also helping those who need it most.
"[We’re grateful] for the work they are doing to keep us safe during the coronavirus pandemic," said Greg Shepard. "Thank you for your service and for giving us a chance to serve you!"