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APEX Surface Care, a public benefit corporation and commercial maintenance company is will provide free cleaning and disinfecting services to nonprofits including women's shelters, family and child crisis centers, homeless shelters and food banks in Texas, Colorado and California.The program is designed to provide critical services to agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing the company's long-standing commitment and social mission to serving its community and giving back to those in need, says APEX in a press release.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), homeless populations are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, and precautions should be taken to ensure shelters are safely and thoroughly disinfected. 

APEX Surface Care launched the free cleaning program after one of its largest customers – a Fortune 50 company based in Northern California – committed to paying the company for its contracted building maintenance services, even though its offices were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. APEX Surface Care realized it could pay this generous act forward by offering services to high-risk, underserved populations.

"Community service has been part of the fabric of our company from day one, and we saw this as an opportunity to expand our current give-back programs at a time when our services are most needed," says Thomas Hollands, founder and chief executive officer of APEX Surface Care. "Rather than pocket the money, we put our employees to work helping our local communities. We plan to expand this initial program and will continue to provide free cleaning programs to non-profits every year, with our own investment."

APEX is asking shelters, food banks and nonprofits that are in need of disinfecting services to email to make a request.