In light of the current coronavirus pandemic and the stress and pressure put on our community’s first responders, the Tide Loads of Hope project powered by Tide Cleaners is stepping up to carry some of the burden by providing free laundry services for front-line workers.
“With front-line responders focused on saving lives and providing much-needed care for our community, we are proud to provide the certainty of clean clothes to those that need it most. During this unprecedented time, we couldn’t think of a better way to say thank you to the local heroes who are keeping us safe,” said Kerry Edwards, president of Tide Cleaners Atlanta.
Paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff, medical researchers, police officers and firefighters and their immediate families are all eligible for these services. There are drop-off and pick-up options, and Tide Cleaners offers this program for up to four bags of laundry per household per week throughout the duration of the services.
The facilities are taking extra precautions to keep their employees and customers safe, including wearing gloves when handling garments, increased sanitation and continuing to follow guidelines and recommendations set in place by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control.
“Our business is considered an essential industry and we take that very seriously. Our first concern has always been the safety of our employees and guests. Early on we adopted stringent safety measures in line with CDC Guidelines and continue to evolve our process to ensure that everyone who is part of the Tide Cleaners family is safe,” said Edwards.
Services: Tide Cleaners are giving back to the community through the Tide Loads of Hope Powered by Tide Cleaners program, which provides free laundry services to front-line medical workers and first responders.
How to help: Go to TideLoadsofHope.com to donate and support Tide Loads of Hope as it continues providing clean clothes to families in crises as it has done since 2005.
How to get help: Medical personnel, police officers, firefighters and their immediate families are eligible. Visit Hope.TideCleaners.com to find out more about the service and find the nearest Tide Cleaners.
If you are involved in or know of an organization working to bring relief to the Atlanta community during the coronavirus pandemic OR you are with an organization with supplies that you don’t know where to donate, please email us at Shannon.n.Dominy@gmail.com.
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