ServiceMaster® Brands has been a part of local communities for 94 years. ServiceMaster founder, Marion E. Wade, said “if you don’t live it, you don’t believe it.” Everyday our teams and franchisees inspire us through their passion for our brands, their belief in our values and in serving our communities.” And that commitment to our We Care™ value was evident this spring during TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s annual Movers for Moms® campaign as well as Aftermath®’s annual K9 Grant. Together, we can truly make a difference.
Read on below to learn more about how our brands are helping their local communities so far in 2023.
What is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s Movers for Moms® campaign?
Movers for Moms® is TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s nationwide giving program supporting mothers in need. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations across the US collect donations to deliver to women’s and family shelters each year to help make Mother’s Day special for all moms, regardless of their circumstances.
2023 marks TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s most successful Movers for Moms® campaign to date
U.S. franchises collected more than 443,000 items nationwide that were donated to more than 150 shelters around Mother’s Day. Click here to read more.
What is the Aftermath K9 Grant?
For over 10 years, Aftermath Services®, the nation’s largest biohazard remediation and trauma cleanup company, has given back to police departments and first responder units across the US by awarding their annual Aftermath K9 Grants. There are more than 200,000 K9 police offers in the US, and each is partnered with a highly-trained dog that helps protect the local communities where we live and work. K9s typically serve in the force for 6 to 9 years and require rigorous training and care. The grants are used to offset the costs associated with creating, running and maintaining a K9 unit. The K9 grant is one of the most established of its kind across the country, consistently ranking as one of the most organically searched.
Since the launch of the Aftermath K9 Grant in 2012, more than $200K has been awarded.
This year, Aftermath awarded $30K in grants to law enforcement and first-responder agencies across the country to help offset the costs associated with creating, running and maintaining a K9 unit.
After the grants are awarded, the local forces allocate them to their biggest needs across four main areas:
- K9 Readiness – Support them in getting started and having their basic needs met
- K9 Training – Enable them to be their best through initial or continuous training
- Active K9 Care – Help keep them healthy through vaccinations, injury care, and preventative care
- Outgoing retiree K9 Care – Support the officer by buying out that K9 so they can remain together
Additionally, Aftermath announced its very first K9 Valor Award Winner as part of this year’s campaign. This new annual award will be dedicated to Hudson, a Kane County Illinois police dog who was tragically killed in the line-of-duty. Hudson will forever be remembered as a hero and will live on through the Aftermath K9 Grant.
Merry Maids® UK team logs more than 2,700 miles in support of Dementia Friends.
What is the Forget-me-Knot challenge?
Forget-me-Knot is Merry Maids UK’s 2023 challenge in support of Dementia Friends, part of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Early this year Merry Maids franchisees and their team members committed to participating in a virtual relay where they run, walk or cycle the equivalent total mileage between each of the Merry Maids UK businesses from North to South of the UK which works out to about 335 miles per location.
The goal was to cover 2,345 miles between May and September and to raise £1,000 for Dementia Friends Charity. With just 1 month to go, our UK Merry Maids have already completed more than 600K steps, 2,700 miles and raised over 110% of their target – all to be donated to Dementia Friends. Click here to read more.