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Helping Our Heroes Housecleaning

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The Helping Our Heroes  program is the brainchild of Mary and Art James, owners of HAYS Cleaning, Inc .  The Hickory Hills, Illiniois, company gifts a free 3-hour housecleaning, a $105.00 value, to local veterans, their spouse and parents.

Since the program began in May 2010, HAYS Cleaning has provided over 108 hours of complimentary cleaning services for area veterans, active military, their spouses and parents.

Mary and Art would like to offer the services to more veterans in the area but funding the project has been quite costly. The pair would like to provide services for at least 30 veterans this November.

Art James is a disabled Vietnam Veteran. For six years, his family was in the “appeal process” to get the compensation benefits that he not only is entitled to, but fought for, for our One Nation Under God. In September 2011, Art received his decision for entitlement.

During the last several years, Art and Mary faced many, many, many challenges. They feel that God has so blessed them beyond belief…but believe it!

They could not have gone through everything without their family, friends and so many others who offered support, prayers and so much more. Art and Mary feel that God has put them in the right place and at the right time. He has always provided their daily needs along the way.

They, along with HAYS Cleaning, Inc., wanted to Help Our Heroes, to Pay It Forward. Their desire to give back is what inspired the birth of the Helping Our Heroes program, which provides complimentary cleanings to veterans, their spouses and active service men and women. HAYS Cleaning, Inc. launched the Helping Our Heroes promotion for Memorial Day 2010. It was repeated for Veterans Day 2010 and has continued every Memorial Day and Veterans Day since that time.

HAYS Cleaning is offering the Helping Our Heroes promotion to serve those who have served us. Until November 30, 2015, HAYS Cleaning will gift 3 free hours of residential cleaning to veterans, active military, spouses, and their parents.  Email [email redacted] to schedule your appointment for services.

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Mary James
Hickory Hills, IL
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