Tom Heveron of Beachland Cleaning Service Goes Above and Beyond
By Stacey Schwinghammer
“As soon as I learned about Cleaning For A Reason in 2007,” said owner Tom Heveron, “I knew it would be a perfect partnership for my cleaning company Beachland Cleaning Service of Vero Beach, FL. My passion to help those in need is very strong and I love what Cleaning For A Reason offers cancer patients.”
Heveron is no stranger to cancer. “My mother passed away from cancer and my wife is a survivor of cancer,” Heveron said. “I have first-hand experience on just how hard cancer is on the patient and the caregiver. Cleaning For A Reason not only impacts the patients, but also gives the family a sense of relief. It is a very difficult and trying time in their lives.”
When a cancer patient residing anywhere in the United States and Canada applies for free house cleaning, Cleaning For A Clean contacts one of their 1,200 affiliate volunteer cleaning companies to take care of the patient’s home. Beachland Cleaning Service, through nine years of partnership with the foundation, has given away more than 400 free home cleanings to patients in need. The company cleans four homes per month for four consecutive months at no charge.
“The impact that my company has on the community and each of the patients we help gives me the most rewarding experience and feeling,” Heveron said. “Patients have told me that there is nothing like the feeling of a clean home, especially when you are sick. I encourage everyone to be a blessing to a patient.”
In addition to his company donating cleanings, this business owner feels called to do more. “While my staff performs the cleanings, I see myself as a fundraiser for Cleaning For A Reason,” said Heveron. “I am committed to help raise both awareness and funds to serve the cause. I’m constantly looking for different ways to do this. I actively apply for grant money to help benefit the foundation and I hope to do my part in creating awareness of the cause for other cleaning services that would consider joining.”
In honor of Cleaning For A Reason’s 10th anniversary in 2016, Beachland Cleaning Service is running a few different fundraising programs throughout the year. Heveron just recently matched $2 for every like to his company’s Facebook page during the month of April 2016. “With great pleasure,” stated Heveron, “I made a $2,010 donation to the foundation in honor of all 1,005 people who liked our company Facebook page. Every like helps a woman today. No following ads. I just wanted to help hundreds of women with this simple fundraiser.”
Heveron also knows that a good song can remind us of the importance of giving, even if it’s just “a little bit.” “I’ve had the pleasure of working with singer Roger Hodgson,” said Heveron, “to secure the rights for Cleaning For A Reason to use the song ‘Give A Little Bit.’ In Hodgson’s own words, ‘It’s just one of those songs that has a profound yet beautiful and simple message—give a little bit and show you care.’”
On behalf of the women we serve, we thank Tom Heveron and Beachland Cleaning Service for the extraordinary lengths that they go to support the cause of free house cleaning for women battling cancer. A little bit here and there sure does add up to a whole lot of caring!