Navy veteran and Valet Giving Hero recipient Andrew Durbin receives his laundry delivery from Valet Living associate Valerie Hernandez.
Courtesy Valet Living Navy veteran and Valet Giving Hero recipient Andrew Durbin receives his laundry delivery from Valet Living associate Valerie Hernandez.

Full-service apartment amenity provider Valet Living has pledged $100,000 in household chore services by 2020 through the Valet Giving Heroes program, which provides complimentary services for military members and veterans.

According to a survey of over a thousand Americans with military careers, “household chore fatigue” affects over half of respondents. Sixty-one percent spend three or more hours a week doing household chores, and one-third of respondents older than 45 spent more than six hours a week. About half say relief from chores would improve their happiness and sleep. Sixty-five percent say their chores put a strain on their personal relationships; 51% missed out on time with friends, and 31% on time with partners, due to chores.

Following the Valet Giving Heroes program’s launch in May, Valet Living invited its multifamily partners to nominate veterans from their communities to participate. Once their service details are verified, nominees receive one year of complimentary Valet Living Home services, including a minimum of one free home clean per month and two free pet visits per week for one year.

Five percent of Valet Living’s workforce is comprised of veterans, and the organization intends to expand that number. “It is an honor to give back to our military members, veterans, and their families,” says Shawn Handrahan, president and CEO of Valet Living. “We are committed to offering $100,000 in donated amenity services through the Valet Giving Heroes program by 2020, keeping our company mission of serving military members at the forefront of our brand values.”