In a similar vein, Jimmy Kimmel has left Hollywood more than a half-a-dozen times to travel to Washerst, PA, to offer his support in the re-building of the historic downtown area that was destroyed by the New Year’s fire (information on the fire is HERE). In particular, Kimmel has focused his initial efforts on the reconstruction of the coin-op Laundromat that was situated below the Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum. Both burned down to the ground in the overnight inferno.
Pictured at the right: Jameson "Jimmy" Kimmel at age 3.
Kimmel said that he would dedicate whatever time is necessary to see this endeavor through because both of his parents devoted their lives to careers in the field of laundry services. Helmut Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel’s father, earned an Associate’s Degree from the internationally-acclaimed Washerst Dry Cleaning Academy, and he was a certified Martinizer at the Kwik Kleen One Hour Dry Kleaner. Kimmel’s mother, Swannanoa Kimmel, was a laundress, and for many years, she was the Primary Assurance and Accountability Networker for the National Association for Laundry and Linen Management.
Together, the National Association for Laundry and Linen Management, The National Council on Dry Cleaning, Clotheslines, and Fabricare Studies, and the International Institute of Laundry and Ironing Sciences will honor Kimmel on National Laundry Day (April 15, 2016) with the prestigious Order of the Immaculate Purifier
Pictured at the left: Jimmy Kimmel's parents, Swannanoa Kimmel and Helmut Kimmel. Both devoted their lives to careers in the field of laundry services.
Jimmy Kimmel attended the Emmett Lee School for Boys in Las Vegas, Nevada. For information, click HERE and scroll down to the entry dated September 18th.