Owners and staff of The Washery System Carwash on Cedar Street in Tamaqua gave free car washes to veterans all day today (Veterans Day) in support of Grace for Vets. The owners of the carwash are Ed and Ed Mady Jr. of Orwigsburg. Ed Jr. is an Iraq veteran.
The mission of Grace For Vets, a non-profit organization, is to honor those who have served or are currently serving their country. This international program unites the car wash industry each year on November 11. Whether observing Veterans Day, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day, we unite together as a whole, and provide FREE car washes to all veterans and service personnel.
Founded in 2004 by a single car wash operator, the program has grown from just a handful of washes to several thousand, in 4 countries. The program’s founder, Mike Mountz, was inducted into the International Carwash Association’s Hall of Fame in 2010.