Maytag Team Volunteers at New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

Jason Hicks |

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Maytag Commercial Laundry team members volunteered at a New Orleans Habitat for Humanity build as part of the Coin Laundry Association’s (CLA) LaundryCares Foundation just before the Clean Show. Maytag Commercial Laundry contributed 18 volunteers to a team of about 30 commercial laundry industry professionals.During the full day of work in the New Orleans heat, the volunteers worked on siding and exterior painting. Clay Jackson, the Maytag Repairman advertising spokesman, visited the site to help keep morale strong.“New Orleans is much more than the French Quarter,” says Craig Kirchner, global director of Maytag Commercial Laundry. “There is still a lot of work to be done to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. It was a long, hot day of work, but helping with this build was very rewarding.”Established in 2006, LaundryCares provides economic, equipment and supply support to America’s less fortunate.The New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a non-profit organization that builds new houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities and homeowner families to help eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area. The organization has built more than 320 new homes for low-income families. For more information, visit

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Jason Hicks

American Drycleaner

Jason Hicks was assistant editor for American Trade Magazines, which publishes American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News, for more than nine years, and web editor for three years.


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