Local Fire, Police and US Military Benefit Through Non-Profit Organization.

(Crestview, FL) 05/27/10 – 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.
Pristine Maids, LLC, a local maid service provider serving the residents of Okaloosa
County, Eglin Air Force Base and the Metro Pensacola areas is serving local heroes all year long
by providing free house cleaning services through Cleaning for Heroes. 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, local police or fire departments.

Thousands of soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan are returning to civilian
life with moderate to severe physical injuries. 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. There are
hundreds of thousands of other veterans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War
and the Gulf War who also have disabling injuries.

Cleaning for Heroes was founded in 2010 by Anne M. Aldridge, owner of Ocean State
House Cleaning of Rhode Island. Earlier this year, 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.

Anne is no stranger to the sacrifices of veterans. She is the daughter of a Vietnam-era
Navy veteran, the granddaughter of a World War II veteran, and the great-granddaughter of a
World War I veteran.

Cleaning for Heroes
221B Hallene Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 732-4856
Fax: (866) 389-3445
Email: info@cleaningforheroes. org

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.

Pristine Maids, LLC was one of the first companies to step forward and offer their help
for the state of Florida.

Monique Cohen, owner of Pristine Maids, LLC. explains: “I became a member of the
Cleaning for Heroes organization because I wanted to reach out to my community. These men
and women risk their lives for our country and our freedom and the least I can do is clean their
homes when they are not able to themselves. ” She adds, “We are proud to be a member of
Cleaning for Heroes and will always try and make time for our community. We try to offer a
service that is affordable, reliable and stress-free for our customers and look forward to
growing bigger and better for the Tate and Desoto areas. ”

Pristine Maids, LLC 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. Pristine Maids, LLC 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.

Pristine Maids, LLC specializes in "Vapor" cleaning for those who have allergies and
cannot tolerate the smell of normal household cleaners. This is especially beneficial to veterans
with severely burned skin or respiratory problems.

You may learn more about Pristine Maids, LLC by visiting their website at
www. pristinemaidsflorida. com.

Pristine Maids, LLC and Cleaning for Heroes is committed to promoting a healthy, clean
home environment for our disabled or elderly community heroes and their families.

Cleaning for Heroes
221B Hallene Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 732-4856
Fax: (866) 389-3445
Email: info@cleaningforheroes. org

“Heroes come in many forms. ” says Torrey Shannon, the wife of SSG John Daniel
Shannon, a combat-injured veteran who was featured in the Pulitzer Prize stories published by
The Washington Post in 2007. Shannon is a former maid service owner who now serves as the
National Spokesperson for Cleaning for Heroes. She adds, “You don’t have to be a combat
veteran to be a hero. I consider those who give their time, money, or concern to this program
as everyday heroes. ”

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 www. cleaningforheroes. org or call (401)
732-7856.

Note to Editor: Background information is available at www. cleaningforheroes. org. If you
would like to interview Torrey Shannon or learn more about this topic, please contact Torrey at
(719) 783-4026 or by email: Torrey@cleaningforheroes. org. You may also learn more about
Pristine Maids, LLC by visiting: www. pristinemaidsflorida. com. You may reach Pristine Maids,
LLC by calling Monique Cohen at 850-319-5301 or by email at
cleaning@pristinemaidsflorida. com.

Published on

Jun 6, 2010

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Pristine Maids provides Quality and Reliable Residential Cleaning Services to our customers. All of our cleaners have been thoroughly background checked and trained to properly clean your home.

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