Giving honor to veterans and service members can happen every day of the year if you really put your mind to it. While many people enjoy long weekends and holidays like Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Veteran's Day, one company decided that every day was worth giving honor, and decided to do something about it. Cleaning for Heroes is a non-profit organization that connects maid services across the nation to deserving individuals who have been injured or disabled in the line of duty. Cleaning for Heroes is dedicated to providing house cleaning services, at no cost, to disabled and elderly members of the United States military and local police and fire departments. Disabling injuries such as loss of limbs, head trauma and debilitating injuries to arms and legs make it difficult for these men and women to meet the demands of everyday life such as cleaning and maintaining their homes.

Dusting Cleaning for Heroes was founded in 2010 by Anne M. Aldridge, owner of Ocean State House Cleaning of Rhode Island. Years ago Anne went searching for a non-profit organization that was able to link up cleaning services like hers with disabled veterans that needed cleaning services but were unable to afford them. She was unable to find any such organization dedicated to this cause. Knowing that there was a need for such services, she founded a non-profit organization that would be able to fill this need and Cleaning for Heroes was born.

Veterans' organizations nationwide are trying hard to meet the needs of disabled veterans, but until Cleaning for Heroes, there was no organization dedicated to meeting the needs of this very deserving group of men and women by providing much needed house cleaning help. For some elderly veterans, the difference between having some household help and not having household help could be the difference between whether they get to stay in their own home or be forced into a retirement home.For other veterans, it could mean the difference between staying at home after surgery or returning to the hospital because they were unable to maintain a sanitary environment in which to heal. A Cleaning Maid In Heaven was one of the first companies to step forward and offer their help for the state of Virginia. Jennifer Swanson, owner of A Cleaning Maid In Heaven, explains: "I have family that was in and still is active in the military. I think it is very important to contribute back to the military families that have served to protect us and serve for our country." A Cleaning Maid In Heaven has joined the ranks of professional residential maid services located nationwide that have elected to say "thank you" to deserving heroes for their sacrifices while protecting and serving our community and nation. A Cleaning Maid In Heaven demonstrates to their community they are a compassionate and socially responsible business by agreeing to provide their professional services at no charge for at least two veterans each month.

A Cleaning Maid In Heaven and Cleaning for Heroes is committed to promoting a healthy, clean home environment for our disabled or elderly community heroes and their families. Based on the same concept that our nation's heroes volunteered to serve their country and communities, Cleaning for Heroes is an all-volunteer effort that brings donors, providers and recipients together. Cleaning for Heroes relies on volunteers and donors who can contribute their time, money or services to the needs of their applicants. If you would like more information on how you can improve the lives of heroes in your community, or would like to apply for assistance, please visit their website at or call (401) 732-7856.