By Stacey Schwinghammer



Bloomington, Illinois – January 28, 2019 – Merry Maids of Bloomington/Normal is a family-owned and operated, professional cleaning franchise since 1992 that has teamed up with Cleaning For A Reason, an international nonprofit serving cancer patients.

“We love giving back to the community,” stated owner Gretchen Shelly of Merry Maids of Bloomington/Normal. “We’re honored to be a part of Cleaning For A Reason and to brighten someone’s day with the gift of a clean home. This organization allows patients to focus on their health, while we focus on their homes.”

Merry Maids of Bloomington/Normal has agreed to help cancer patients by cleaning two homes per month for two consecutive months at no charge. This will be an ongoing service to cancer patients within the company’s existing service area of McLean County.

About Merry Maids of Bloomington/Normal

Merry Maids is the largest residential home cleaning franchise in the world and is known for using state-of-the-art supplies and equipment. The company’s national franchise has won the Women’s Choice Award as America’s most recommended cleaning service and leader in the home cleaning industry since 1979. Merry Maids of Bloomington/Normal offers customized cleaning plans administered by their trained, insured, and bonded cleaning techs. The company prides itself on providing the highest quality house cleaning and customer service. For more information about this company, go to

About Cleaning For A Reason

Cleaning For A Reason partners with more than 1,200 residential cleaners throughout the United States and Canada to offer free house cleaning to any household battling cancer. Since 2006, the nonprofit and its partners have donated more than $11 million in services, helping more than 33,000 cancer patients. In 2017, Cleaning For A Reason was adopted by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, joining the ISSA Charities arm. The nonprofit also works with companies and organizations to implement corporate service days, where staff or members volunteer to clean homes, while being led by professional crew chiefs. To learn more about Cleaning For A Reason and to apply for free house cleaning, see