Frontline workers in Calgary can get free laundry service

Apr 20 2020, 2:15 pm

Calgary’s frontline workers can get their scrubs sanitized for free thanks to a local company.

Dolphin Dry Cleaners has put out a call to all frontline healthcare workers, including emergency service and senior care facilities workers, to do their laundry for free until at least the end of April.

The company issued a release stating that it’s the least they could do to support these local heroes.

“Our frontline healthcare workers are being asked to perform a heroic service for our community,” said Imran Rajpoot, president at Dolphin Dry Cleaners, in the release.

“They are working long hours under increasingly difficult circumstances. We want to do our part to support them, and are honoured to offer our Wash N Roll laundry service for free, during this time.”

Workers who want to take Dolphin Dry Cleaners up on their offer can do so by dropping off a bag of laundry at any Dolphin location and calling when you arrive for curb-side pickup.

The company will then wash and roll your clothes as well as your bag (if it’s reuseable) and then call when they’re ready and deliver them to your vehicle.

All the workers need to do is show an official healthcare or emergency services ID.

The release also noted that the machines used at Dolphin Dry Cleaners get to a higher temperature than most at-home machines, which they say provides “superior sanitation.”

“As a Calgary nurse I can truly say every gesture helps,” said Joanne Bruce, a Clinical Nurse Educator at the Foothills Medical Centre Operating Room, in the release.

“We are undertaking new training procedures in order to prepare for the pandemic peak. We are balancing all of this while continuing to run our homes and be there for our families. I appreciate the support Dolphin Dry Cleaners is offering us as we get through this difficult time.”

The free service is available at all six of Dolphin’s locations throughout the city.

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