By Tyler Roush
For the Opelika
At Two Maids & A Mop, owner Nicole Akers understands that no one enjoys cleaning a house.
Since opening at its location at 715 E. Glenn Ave., the cleaning service has been partnered with Cleaning For A Reason, a nonprofit organization that provides free house cleaning to women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.
As a breast cancer survivor herself, as well as having family members who have battled cancer, Akers also understands that having a clean home also provides a healthier atmosphere.
“When you’re battling cancer,” Akers said, “not only do you not have the energy to do it, but it’s just something that’s so important to be done because a patient can have slower immune systems, so it’s something that’s very important as well as something that’s just nice to be taken care of.”
In the 13 years since its inception, Cleaning For A Reason has provided cleaning services for 33,000 women and with more than $11 million in donated house cleanings.
Akers opened Two Maids with her husband, Blue, in December 2017. The Auburn location currently serves 12 cities across Lee, Tallapoosa, Macon and Chambers Counties.
To apply for services offered by Cleaning For A Reason, Nicole said that a cancer patient themselves, or a friend and family member, could apply on the organization’s website.
“It’s that easy,” Nicole said.
Applications are available either online at cleaningforareason.org or by calling 877-337-3348.
“Nobody likes to clean a house,” Nicole said, “so we love to be able to provide a service that can take a burden off of people, so they can do other things.”