Brandy Gray: Cleaning By Brandy

By Mississippi Center for Public Policy
April 20, 2020

"I am the owner of a commercial and residential cleaning service, Cleaning By Brandy.

"My business grew exponentially since I started it in 2015. Up until March 23rd, it was a very successful and thriving cleaning service to most of the Golden Triangle area.

"As soon as stay at home orders were announced, customers started cancelling their appointments in fear of getting sick. In a matter of days we lost all but two of our regular customers, causing me to have to let my helpers go.

"Since I was considered an essential business, I maintained the only two I had left and worked hard to obtain new appointments. That didn't happen. As of now, I only have one weekly and one biweekly customer left.

"As a single mom, the loss of income has been devastating to me and my kids. Still have not been able to get unemployment or food assistance. I try not to worry since I like to believe God will provide.

"But the stress from trying to figure out how to pay all the bills alone has caused me to slip into a little bit of depression.

"We struggle daily now and if things don't change soon I don't know if I'll be able to keep my home. I feel like opening the state back up 100 percent would relax the customer base and in turn business would pick back up."

Brandy Gray
Cleaning By Brandy
Columbus, Mississippi


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