CANCER PATIENTS CAN RECOVER IN A NICE CLEAN HOME THANKS TO A LOCAL BUSINESS
When you’re not feeling well, housework can seem like an insurmountable chore. But it’s one cancer patients in the Lowcountry don’t have to worry about thanks to Christopher and Kety Gomez.
The couple, who own and operate HH Cleaning Services on Hilton Head Island, are excited to donate their services to the national nonprofit Cleaning for a Reason — helping out at the homes of women fighting cancer, they say, was the least they could do to help community members in need.
Cleaning for a Reason —founded in 2006 in Lewisville, Texas — provides free cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatments throughout the United States and Canada so they can focus on their health. The charity’s founder, Debbie Sardone, began the nonprofit group after a client called her Texas-based cleaning company to cancel the service because expensive cancer treatments left her little room in her budget for professional cleaning services. Sardone saw a need and ran with it, and since its founding the organization has helped more than 25,000 women thanks to its network of more than 1,200 cleaning companies around the nation.
For the Gomez family, Cleaning for a Reason’s mission hit close to home: Christopher lost his father to cancer, so providing a better quality of life for people who are fighting the disease is something the couple is very passionate about. When a local woman in need contacts Cleaning for a Reason, the nonprofit group reaches out to the Gomezes to schedule a cleaning. While the charity focuses on women, HH Cleaning Services also recently helped a man with cancer living in the Moss Creek community.
Leticia Wideman, a longtime employee with HH Cleaning Services, said she has been amazed by the impact the service has had on Lowcountry residents. The clients, she said, are often relieved and emotional when they receive the much-needed assistance
“A little help makes a big difference,” she said.
The women the company assists are often battling different types of cancer, and the company strives to be sensitive to their needs. The Gomezes make sure to inquire about the types of chemicals and cleaning methods that should be used in the home, and the couple hopes that their work with Cleaning for a Reason helps their employees feel more connected to the Lowcountry community.
HH Cleaning Services provides residential, commercial and resort cleaning on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton. Through its sister company, Hilton Head Soft Spray, the company offers exterior cleaning on roofs, driveways, decks, patios and more.
Those receiving cancer treatments and who could use some help around the house can apply to Cleaning for a Reason by going to cleaningforareason.org or by calling 877-337-3348. HH Cleaning Services can be reached at 843-689-9907 or hhcleaningservices.com.