NEW YORK — Rick Rome, owner of Wash Club NYC, a Manhattan-based delivery drycleaning and wash-and-fold services company, recently received the Helping Hand Award for his volunteer efforts during the Hurricane Sandy aftermath from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Department of Small Business Services and Citi Community Development.
Hurricane Sandy, which hit the Eastern Seaboard of the United States in October 2012, “was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 hurricane season,” becoming the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history, according to the company.
Rome was presented with the award for “voluntarily washing and delivering linens belonging to Brooklyn Hospitals, the National Guard, and Breezy Point storm victims.”
Rome received the award alongside a handful of other New York small businesses at the Citi Executive Conference Center Aug. 8.
“Giving back to the people and city I love in a time of need was just a natural reaction,” says Rome. “I am truly fortunate to live and work in such an incredible city as New York.”
Wash Club NYC offers drycleaning and wash-and-fold services to various residences and companies in Manhattan and Brooklyn, including colleges, salons, health clubs, private gyms and hospitality venues, according to the company.