The average unemployment rate around the country is a little over nine percent.
But in the small town of Athens, Tenn., things are worse -- almost three points higher.
But Michael Priest is volunteering his time and business to help the community get back on their feet.
Michael owns a dry cleaners and is asking people who are unemployed to drop off their interview clothes -- and he'll clean them for free.
The free service is costing Michael a lot money, but he isn't worried about breaking even.
"The only thing that I would like to see from this is that it spread a little bit when they get in a position or are able to help somebody else go ahead and do that," he said.
Michael also said he hopes his story will inspire other business owners to do similar good deeds.