With its military-sounding name, perhaps it’s no surprise that Maid Brigade has always been supportive of the nation’s armed forces. The residential-cleaning franchisor is a longtime member of VetFran, and in recent years has partnered with the non-profit Operation Homefront to provide free housecleaning to military families in need.

But now the company is going a (big) step further with a contest that will give away over 100 franchise opportunities–worth $1.5 million total–to qualified veterans.

Maid Brigade is accepting applications for the Veterans Franchise Giveaway through September 30th. Entrants must fill out a form and write an essay about how their military experience will make them a successful Maid Brigade franchisee. The essays will be judged by Maid Brigade founder Don Hay, former Marine and current Maid Brigade franchisee Ray Toombs, Rear Admiral Michael H. Miller, and president of VetJobs.com Ted Daywalt. Full article.