Pete Chatmon via Crowdrise
October 12, 2012
I am running my second 1/2 marathon on November 18th in Philadelphia. I've decided to run for a charity and have selected ComforTree. They provide FREE, non-toxic, monthly housecleaning for patients undergoing treatment of cancer. What's most inspiring is how this non-profit was born, under the leadership of its founders Vici Prodromitis and Donna Sandvig.
Here's why they started ComforTree:
Vici, having had personal experience with her mother and sister who had cancer, knows what it is like to have a family member need help to keep their life comfortable while relying on the good will of others to help where needed. Vici feels that in order to help a patient heal during treatments, the patient should have a clean environment which ComforTree provides. "Having a clean home lifts the spirits which helps the healing process. Every time I schedule a cleaning, I feel great knowing that I am helping someone who really needs a break. When I leave I walk away feeling proud of what I am doing and where my life has lead."
Donna, having felt hopeless and helpless as her father battled cancer, decided she wanted to help other cancer patients get what they need. Both Vici and Donna feel very blessed in their lives and that empowers them to want to help others. "We don't only clean a person's home, we also get to know them and become connected to their lives. Besides the cleaning service, we offer smiles, conversations and sometimes a shoulder to cry on. I feel very fortunate to be able to volunteer. To give time to someone who truly needs it, is a simple thing to do, and creates a sense of satisfaction that is endless."
I hope you'll support us in making a difference in the lives of these great folks.