“VBCN is a crisis nursery,” Fountain explains, which means they offer 24/7 support and refuge for parents unable to care for their children in a safe environment. “We received a call from VBCN for a janitorial job, and the first time I walked in, even though all I saw was the administrative area, I just felt overwhelmed by a sense of love,” Fountain says.
After the meeting, Fountain came to a decision: “I couldn’t charge,” she says. Not long after the Argus team began providing services and supplies free of charge, they realized they had another emotional connection to the nursery: a janitor on the team was cared for by VBCN when he was young.
“It means a lot to him, giving back to a place that supported him so much,” Fountain says.
The Argus team was invited to the Heart of Gold Awards months in advance, but Fountain says it came as a complete—and very appreciated—surprise to receive an award at the event.
Kudos to our Spokane Argus team for both their award-winning janitorial services and their heartfelt caring.