Laundromat Aids Thrift Store After Fire

A local laundromat owner steps in to help out the owner of a thrift store impacted by a fire. Back in June, a thrift store run by Anniston non-profit Community Enabler Developer caught fire. As a result 15 hundred pounds of clothes in the store were damaged by the smoke. That’s where the owner of Washin Oxford Coin Laundry, Ken Barrett stepped in. He offered to clean the smoke and soot out of the clothes for the charity at no cost. Barrett says since they donate so many clothes to the thrift store, he felt like he needed to help out. Volunteers washed, dried, and folded the three-quarters of a ton of clothes and got them ready to go back on sale. The future of the thrift store is unclear, and the Anniston Fire Department is investigating the fire as an arson.


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