CrestClean team praised for their help at Waikato Women’s Refuge
CrestClean’s Hamilton regional manager has been thanked for providing a team to spruce up three houses that accommodate victims of domestic violence.
Nivitesh Kumar says he didn’t need to think twice when asked if he could assist with a “spring clean” at the Waikato Women’s Refuge.
“We wanted to do what we could to support such a worthy organisation that looks after vulnerable woman who have been victimised and are in need of help and support to rebuild their lives.”
Refuge spokesman Andrew James says he was impressed with the professionalism and care of the CrestClean personnel involved in the cleaning blitz at the Hamilton centre.
A hand-picked team of CrestClean personnel focussed on three of the refuge’s safe houses. They were very respectful of the environment they were in and did a fantastic job, says Andrew.
“The guys were so amazing, not only did they do a good job, they were friendly, professional and kind.”
Having a clean and tidy environment was crucial for women staying at the refuge who had often been though a very traumatic experience, says Andrew.
“The women come out of very bad situations and we always ensure that when they come into a house here they feel safe and in a nice and clean environment.”
The Waikato Women’s Refuge supports women of all ethnic backgrounds and is not connected with the national women’s refuge collective; therefore, the refuge relies on local support.
The refuge is the biggest of its type in New Zealand, handling up to 140 new cases a week in the Hamilton area. Andrew says they are grateful for the help from businesses and the local community.
He said Nivitesh’s support had made a big difference. “CrestClean has been so kind to spring clean the houses. They were fast and very productive. They cleaned three houses for us.”