On Saturday October 4, 2014, ServiceMaster by Singer partnered with Crawford Contractor Connections on their Global Day of Service. We donated our services to clean the public areas on the four floors of the Single Room Occupancy Program (SRO) facility at The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc., (MCVET) in Baltimore MD.
MCVET is a program that houses homeless veterans and puts them through comprehensive evaluation and training to help them rejoin their communities as independent, productive members. Veterans go through three phases of housing, each with its own program of health and educational assistance. The final phase is the SRO, housed in a facility designed to promote the last steps required for re-entry into the community. It is a facility with four floors of individual rooms, along with public areas on each floor consisting of a kitchen, two family/social rooms and a bathroom.
The Director of the SRO Residence asked that we help with an ongoing problem of grease in the kitchens. We not only removed the grease, but compiled packages of professional cleaning products for future maintenance by the veterans themselves. We voluntarily expanded the scope of the project to include the cleaning of the upholstery and carpet in the two public social rooms on all four floors.
After a day’s work of cleaning, our crew and Jim Dougherty, from Crawford Contractor Connection, was excited to have contributed to such a great program. We were proud to clean a facility that houses veterans who have served our country protecting the precious freedoms we enjoy. Kristoffer Evans, Director of Development of MCVET has voiced his appreciation of our efforts.
“Our Executive Director and our Residence Manager were very impressed with all that your team did,”
“Your work gave 10 years back to our SRO facility. Everyone I met from your company was very hard working and enthusiastic. Our veterans in the SRO will definitely benefit from your work. Thank you for your entire group’s efforts on Saturday. It was a great event.”
“There is no better group than veterans. To be able to help them and donate our services to them is a privilege,” said Mike Singer President of ServiceMaster By Singer.