Dutch Car Wash re-opened for business April 17, announcing free unlimited car washes for essential hospital workers through June 30, 2020 as a way of showing their gratitude during the COVID-19 pandemic. Within a week, over 220 doctors, nurses, and essential hospital workers had enrolled, totaling about $20,000 in free car wash services.
On March 26, 2020 Dutch Car Wash temporarily closed their doors to comply with the county’s Stay-at-Home orders. After further discussion with the Tri-County Health Department, it was learned that car washes are deemed an ‘essential’ business, providing automotive services and important sanitation of vehicles, including police/first responders, healthcare workers, ride sharing vehicles, food delivery vehicles, and those of the public that still must go to work for life sustaining purposes.
Customers can download the Dutch Car Wash app and purchase single washes or unlimited monthly memberships. New customers will get the first wash (Wax Wash - a $17.99 value) for free when they download the app. This allows customers to leave their windows up as they come through the pay station area.
Owners Willy and Christina Beumer wanted to help and recognize those at hospitals that are on the frontlines dealing directly with the risks of Covid-19 and saving lives. They decided to provide some relieve by doing what they do best, washing vehicles. “If we work together with our community, we know we'll pull through these uncharted times,” they said. “There is another group of unsung heroes that we like to recognize and extend this promotion to also, which are the frontline nursing staff at long term care facilities as they particularly have been hit hard by this pandemic. Our community couldn’t do this without them, and we want them to know we appreciate all that they do to get us through this.”