Well-Paid Maids COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund

Well-Paid Maids is the Washington, DC area's only living-wage home cleaning company. Our business has closed temporarily in order to keep staff and customers safe during the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

As a company that cares about the well-being of our employees, we are doing everything we can to cushion the blow that we know this temporary closing will have. Our staff will be able to draw down on their paid time off immediately if they choose to do so. Beyond that, each staff member will receive a furlough bonus of $500 to help cover expenses before unemployment insurance begins to be paid out.  In addition, the company will continue to provide health, dental, and vision insurance while staff are on furlough and we will pay for 100% of the premium costs.

Unfortunately, we know that this is not going to be enough to avoid major disruptions to their lives and local and federal assistance is slow to arrive.  Over 75% of staff members have been unable to successfully apply for unemployment due to the strain the system is under and while our business has filed an application for a Paycheck Protection Program loan it is still winding its way through the bureaucracy with no timeline for approval and disbursement.

As a result, we are trying to raise $50,000.  It's enough to cover a bit more than $3,000 per employee, which will help them make do until government assistance arrives. These funds will be split evenly and paid out directly to our furloughed workers. 

We know that you and your family are likely struggling during this difficult time as well.  Thank you for whatever support you can provide. #SmallBusinessRelief

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • 318 $ 
    • 2 d
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    • 318 $ 
    • 16 d
  • Anonymous 
    • 1,000 $ 
    • 22 d
  • Abigail Clark 
    • 200 $ 
    • 1 mo
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    • 1,000 $ 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Aaron Seyedian 
Organizer
Takoma Park, MD
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