Cincinnati area Tide Cleaners are offering free laundry services to those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis who are working tirelessly to protect and care for the community.
The P&G dry cleaning chain's Tide Loads of Hope program is extending a helping hand to first responders and hospital workers and their families during the coronavirus pandemic. The program launched on April 9 for the Mason, Blue Ash, Oakley and Anderson locations and continues through May 9, at which time they will evaluate the service need.
"Front-line responders are putting their safety on the line every day to ensure the health and well-being of the Cincinnati community during the current COVID-19 Pandemic and Tide would like to help lighten the load on them and their immediate family members," a press release from Tide reads.
Those eligible for the program include paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff, medical researchers, police officers and firefighters and their immediate families. These people can have up to four bags of laundry cleaned per week, per household and must show an ID or have the family member (which includes next of kin or family members that share an address) bring a picture of the ID.
There are several options available for laundry services: you can drop off a bag at the dropbox and pick it up at a kiosk 24/7; do drive-thru or carside valet; opt for home delivery (at participating locations); or drop the laundry off in the lobby.
According to the release, COVID-19 exposed clothes or clothing worn while treating patients are not eligible for the program, and neither is leather, comforters or wedding dresses. When they've hit capacity for the day, they will let customers know to return at another date.
For more information, visit hope.tidecleaners.com.