Carpet Cleaner Helping a Veteran in Need
A few days ago a carpet cleaner from another company just like Spotless Flooring posted something extraordinary onto Facebook. Please take a minute to read his short story. If you’re a veteran or just an American patriot, you will love it.
“I lost a few hundred dollars on a job today and am completely satisfied by it. This isn’t a brag post but maybe a post more on using what we know to enrich people’s lives. There are too many stories of lies and hate in the news so we try to do positive things for people.
We had a scheduled clean at a townhome complex we service this morning. Arrive and the single woman living there is a mid 40’s lady, single, and bound to a wheelchair. Military flags and plaques hanging on her wall. Her unit is in total shambles for obvious reasons.
My assistant starts setting up lines and a vacuum while I chit chat a bit with her. Turns out she is a war vet- she was in Afghanistan and lost both legs to a IED that killed multiple members of her unit and was discharged when she got back home. Her boyfriend had “moved on” and she didn’t really have anyone else that came around much it appears. In our conversation I hear her mention the struggles and how she fell hard in the tub the last week and was still hurting.
We get to cleaning her floors and I take a gander in her bathroom. Not a single ADA assist bar to be found- nothing by the toilet or tub /surround. I mentioned it to her that bars may help and she told me she just didn’t have a way to get them and install them.
Brad continues cleaning while I make a quick run to Home Depot. Bought 5 bars, and AdA compliant mounting anchors for the walls (ADA bars need to be able to hold 5-600 lbs based on the force of a falling 160 lb person). We installed her bars for her and did a multi-hour house clean for her in addition to the floors. Her total today was $0.00.
She cried as we left. It broke my heart and angers me that people are lonely and scared to ask for help. It pisses me off that the government is not able to take care of the people who signed a blank check with “I will give my life (or limbs) for this country. When we left, she wheeled into the kitchen and gave brad and I a plate of brownies and a coke. That’s all it took for my me to tear up and thank her for her service and for fighting for us because I didn’t have the balls to.
She is on our schedule for complimentary bi-monthly cleaning now. (Which of course I cannot in good faith charge her for)
I bring this up just to say I hope we all can utilize our skill sets and abilities to make the world a little more positive. I want my kids to grow up seeing acts of kindness and treating people with respect and compassion. Thanks for hearing me out today- long rant I just wanted to share since I’ve seen others this week give of themselves to brighten someone’s day”
-Trevor Brill of Redbeard Carpet Cleaning in Colorodo Springs CO
As Spotless Flooring is veteran owned and operated, we really appreciate what Trevor has done to help a veteran in need. For some of us a loving heart and helping hand can change our world.