November 17, 2016 – COLUMBUS, OH – The Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI) recognized Maid Bright
of Sterling, Virginia, with the first-ever Teresa Ward Community Service Award. Celebrating its inaugural year, the award honors the legacy of long-time ARCSI member Teresa Ward.
Teresa Ward believed in giving back to her community, whether it was a local charitable event, national organizations, or the residential cleaning community. ARCSI has established the “Teresa Ward Community Service Award” that will be presented annually to ARCSI member companies, large, medium and small, who demonstrate a commitment to “paying it forward” through the volunteer efforts of the company and their employees in their communities.
“No company better demonstrates the passion that Teresa Ward had for her community than Maid Bright has,” Ernie Hartong, ARCSI Executive Director said at the ceremony where Maid Bright owners Yusuf and Zeynep Mehmetoglu received the award. Teresa’s husband, Kevin Ward, was on hand to present the award to Maid Bright.
During the past year, Maid Bright has donated a vehicle to Cars Helping Veterans, sponsored a Reston Hypothermia Shelter Dinner, participated in Cleaning for a Reason (free cleanings for cancer patients) and donated 14 tons of food and supplies to a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey, among other activities. “It is truly an honor to receive this award in honor of Teresa Ward,” Yusuf said. “At Maid Bright, lending a helping hand to those in need is a core value, something that is part of the culture for our team.”
The Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI) was established in 2003 to assist residential cleaning service owners in starting, promoting, building and expanding their businesses. With members in the U.S., Canada, the Philippines, Australia and throughout Europe, ARCSI is committed to providing valuable information to ensure the growth and development of our members' businesses through education, networking and collaboration. For more information, visit www.arcsi.org
or call 614-547-0887.