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Free Laundry Day and Relief Fund for Victims of California Wildfires

HAYWARD, CA, U.S.A., October 23, 2017 / -- Three northern California laundromat owners have teamed up with laundry equipment manufacturer, Dexter Laundry, and its local distributor, Western State Design (WSD), to raise funds and sponsor a Free Laundry Day on October 30, 2017, for residents affected by the recent wildfires.

The scale of destruction caused by the wildfires in the California wine country is heartbreaking. The fires’ death toll is rising and many victims are still missing. Thousands of residents have been left homeless as the wildfires raged out of control through their neighborhoods.

Even for area residents whose homes or property weren’t directly destroyed by the deadly fires, the smell of smoke is everywhere and has permeated clothing, bedding and other possessions. People are in dire need of clean laundry.

Three local laundromat owners have figured out a way to help. In partnership with their local laundry equipment suppliers they will hold a FREE LAUNDRY DAY on October 30, 2017, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Community members are welcome to do their laundry free of charge at each of these three laundromats located in areas affected by the wildfires:

1418 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
Owner: Brad Seder
(707) 539-5282

201 West Napa Road, #25
Sonoma, CA
Owner: Diane Natenstedt
(707) 394-5805

2908 1st Street
Napa, CA
Owner: Eric Obranovich
(707) 226-3954

Wildfires Victims Relief Fund
In addition to sponsoring the Free Laundry Day, Western State Design and Dexter Laundry have set up a matching relief fund for others to donate money to aid the fire victims. Together, WSD and Dexter will match the first $6000 in tax deductible donations to the fund, administered by the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. To donate to help fire victims, go to

The devastation and human suffering caused by the northern California wildfires is immense. Community members are rising to the occasion and finding different ways to help. In this case, some local laundry business owners and their local laundry equipment suppliers figure giving residents access to nearby large capacity commercial laundry machines free of charge for a day might just bring a tiny bit of relief.

About Western State Design and Dexter Laundry
With over 40 years’ experience as a premier, full-service distributor to the commercial and coin-op laundry industry, Western State Design has grown to become one of the largest laundry equipment distributors in the world. Western State Design is proud to be a Dexter Authorized Distributor, and has been recognized as the No. 1 Dexter Distributor Worldwide since 2009. Dexter Laundry, located in Fairfield, Iowa, is an employee owned leading manufacturer of commercial and coin op laundry equipment. All equipment is manufactured in Iowa. Visit WSD online at or call toll free at 1-800-633-7153, extension 316.

Bryan Maxwell
Western State Design
800-633-7153, ext. 316
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