Gatlinburg TN Laundromat Sets Up GoFundMe to support Community

Remaining Laundromat recognizes needs of people in shelters and the amount of laundry that needs to be done for the community to recover.
By: Super Suds Coin Laundry
Super Suds Coin Laundry
Super Suds Coin Laundry
GATLINBURG, Tenn. - Dec. 3, 2016 - PRLog -- Recently a wildfire raged through our community of Gatlinburg, TN.  Over 14,000 people were evacuated, over 700 structures were lost, many injured and too many lost their lives.

         My name is Stephen Tanner and I am the owner of Super Suds Coin Laundry located in Gatlinburg, TN . We are trying to help the evacuees and emergency responders by providing either free or greatly reduced prices to wash their clothes and linens during their attempts to recover.  We can't cover all of the cost ourselves  as we are a very small business.  So we are therefore seeking donations from others who want to help.

        All donations will be used to cover the cost (utilities, chemiclals, and equipment maintenance) associated with washing and drying clothes. bed linens, towels, wash cloths, etc. as well as detergents, bleaches and softeners.  Funds will be deposited in our business checking account and used to pay the above costs.  Any funds not used will be donated to the Red Cross.

         At one point there were 1200  evacuees and emergency response personnel located at the Red Cross Evacuation Center (Rocky Top Sports Complex) located just down the road from our Laundromat. Numerous people are still there.  Many will be there for a while.
     When others are allowed back into their homes they will need to wash numerous items to get the smoke smell out.  Not everyone has insurance and some will not have jobs left and will be reduced to unemployment.

     Imagine the dificulty of trying to sleep, or put your children to sleep, with the smell of the smoke still in the blankets and pillows.

         We are the only  remaining Laundromat located in the City of Gatlinburg.  Some of these evacuees have lost everything and have nowhere to launder what little they have. If you want to help, you can donate to this fund.

        We are a member of the Coin Laundry Association and have already had members offering help.  If you can help to offset the cost for the evacuees and emergency responders it will be greatly appreciated.

Here is the link to the GoFundMe Account

Thank you for your support.

Stephen Tanner Super Suds Coin Laundry
Traffic Light 3A on US 321N (1357 East Parkway)
Tags:Gatlinburg, Wildfires, Laundry
Location:Gatlinburg - Tennessee - United States
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