Victory Over Violence

Sweeping for a Change Against Domestic Violence

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - As national Domestic Violence Awareness Month and October come to a close, a Central Arkansas company is giving back to the community.

From mops and brooms, to making a difference, Molly Maid of Greater Little Rock came up with a simple solution.

"Our community trusts us so much inside their homes, we know we have to give back and do something, and be different," says Michael Silva-Nash with Molly Maid.

The company collected needed items for the Dorcas House, a domestic violence shelter in Little Rock.

"We didn't expect a whole lot. We were maybe expecting a few things, and all we did was we left a pamphlet at our customers' house," Nash says.

What they got was enough to fill a room.

"The donations started pouring in," he adds.

It's a response that hits home for Molly Maid.

"You realize that sometimes when your employees come to work, they are at the safest place they know," Nash continues.

An employee was a victim of domestic violence in the company's parking lot at its previous location.

"She had the strength to walk in, with dirt all over her uniform, brushed it off and told us, 'I need to take the day off'," he explains. "We decided we have to step up to the plate and we have to do more to give back to our community and to our employees."

It's a personal story that turned into a corporate effort. Molly Maid of Greater Little Rock is searching for solutions by sweeping for a change.

"The results have just been amazing," he continues.

It's not just the customers who wanted to donate to the campaign. Michael Nash told us some of his employees want to be part of the delivery team and help take the donations to the Dorcas House.

This effort won't end after October. Molly Maid donates a portion of its proceeds to the same charity.


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