Spectrum Suds to offer free laundry service for healthcare workers

Spectrum Suds to offer free laundry service for healthcare workers
Spectrum Suds, a boutique laundromat in Port Washington, is offering free laundry services to healthcare workers. (Photo courtesy of Spectrum Suds)

A unique business in the Port Washington community is giving back to healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Spectrum Suds, an affiliate of the Port-based Spectrum Designs Foundation, has launched an initiative offering free laundry services to local healthcare professionals “for the duration of the crisis.” 

The foundation, which creates employment opportunities for those on the autism spectrum, was among the businesses deemed as essential by the state and has remained in operation since the start of the pandemic. 

The Suds division is a boutique laundry that currently employs with “a small skeleton crew of neuro-diverse employees,” according to the foundation. Spectrum Design said the crew at Suds has continued to pick up and drop off laundry for longtime customers, including healthcare professionals and senior citizens. 

Spectrum Designs board member Michael Prounis said the offer is open to healthcare workers of all kinds.

“The heroes of the COVID-19 crisis – the front-line workers, doctors, nurses, PAs, emergency room and [intensive care unit] staff, [emergency medical technicians] and ambulance staff, laboratory techs, and all who are working tirelessly through unchartered waters – deserve our gratitude and support. In this small way, by offering a load or two of complimentary laundry, we can literally take a load off,” Prounis said.

The offer is available to healthcare professionals and frontline workers living in the communities of Port Washington, Manhasset and Roslyn, according to Deana Nissen, coordinator of the Spectrum Suds program. 

“We wish everyone good health and are proud to provide some assistance to those who are doing so much during this challenging time,” Nissen said. Interested community members can go to  https://www.spectrumsuds.org/order-form for more information.

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