ServiceCEO Partners with Cleaning for Heroes by Donating Software and Offering Discount to its Participating Residential Field Service Companies

August 18, 2010

BOSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ — ServiceCEO announced that it is donating scheduling and billing software to Cleaning for Heroes to support their mission of providing free residential cleaning services to elderly and disabled veterans. In addition, ServiceCEO is offering a 10% discount on its software to cleaning companies who join the Cleaning for Heroes network.

Cleaning for Heroes was founded in 2010 by Anne M. Aldridge, the owner of Ocean State House Cleaning of Rhode Island. Anne was inspired to link cleaning services like hers with disabled veterans that needed cleaning services but were unable to afford them. Within four months of the launch of this ground-breaking program, the Cleaning for Heroes network of maid services were spanning the nation, even reaching into Canada. On July 19, 2010, they opened the program to involve a wider scope of residential services. The program now incorporates 24 additional field service industries providing services like carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning, mold remediation, pest control, lawn care, and simple home repair services.

Torrey Shannon serves as the Executive Director of the Cleaning for Heroes program. Torrey is a well-known advocate and public speaker within the veteran community taking particular interest in issues pertaining to disabled veterans and their care. She is also the spouse of a severely-injured combat veteran. She explains, “The residual effect of providing free household services can improve the health and overall well-being of the recipients and their families, allowing the veterans more time to focus on their healing, family bonding, community involvement and productivity.” From her unique perspective as a former maid service owner, she adds, “In many cases, the assistance given by Cleaning for Heroes to promote a healthy healing environment can prevent recurring hospitalizations or placement into a nursing home. By keeping the veterans in their own homes, this helps maintain the dignity of the veteran and saves taxpayers the cost of absorbing any additional medical care given by military treatment facilities.”

Anne Aldridge, founder of Cleaning for Heroes, shares the practicality of using ServiceCEO for their organization. “ServiceCEO Web Edition software is a product we will never outgrow. This program enables us to work from multiple office locations in different states and allows us the flexibility to operate our program to help everyone we can, wherever they live. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of ServiceCEO to help us in our mission.”

“We’re especially pleased to be associated with Cleaning for Heroes,” said ServiceCEO Chief Executive Officer Jim Triandiflou. “Service businesses have always been at the forefront of giving back to the communities they serve, and I can’t think of anything more urgent or worthy than trying to maintain the quality of life for those who fought to preserve ours.”

Screened and approved providers who join the Cleaning for Heroes network agree to provide free services every month to eligible veterans. Each veteran receives an average of four months of ongoing household services. Each business that joins is given three options to “pledge” a comfortable amount of donated services per year. It costs nothing to join and there are no membership fees. Each business is given a variety of free marketing tools to help promote their participation in the program. The ServiceCEO 10% discount extended to network providers is just another added benefit for those who join.

To make a tax-free donation to Cleaning for Heroes, or if you are a service provider interested in participating in the program, visit their website at www.cleaningforheroes.org. For more information on ServiceCEO Web Edition, visit www.serviceceo.com

About Cleaning For Heroes

Founded in 2010, Cleaning for Heroes is a not-for-profit organization that serves elderly and disabled veterans as well as first responders who were injured in the line of duty. Based on the same concept that our nation’s heroes volunteered to serve their country and communities, Cleaning for Heroes is a volunteer effort that brings donors, providers and recipients together. Services are provided by over 100 nationwide independent businesses, with many new providers added every day. To date, the program has received provider pledges totaling over $250,000 toward free services. To learn more about their program and the veterans they serve, please join them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website and blog.

About ServiceCEO

ServiceCEO (formerly known as Insight Direct) is the leading provider of software solutions that help small and mid-size (SMB) field service companies work more efficiently, sell more jobs, improve customer service and get paid faster. ServiceCEO Web Edition (formerly known as VaZing) is a low-investment, easy-to-use, web-based solution for scheduling, billing, estimating, and marketing. ServiceCEO Office Edition is a fully-featured solution for managing every aspect of businesses operations — including CRM, scheduling, dispatching, inventory management and accounting. Founded in 1997, ServiceCEO has over 6,000 customers in 28 countries. For more information, please visit www.serviceceo.com and www.insightdirect.com. Join us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.

    Craig Cohen


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