STRASBURG, Va. (WDVM) — One nonprofit group is giving the gift of clean clothes.
In 2003, a group of college kids in California helped one man with his laundry and it led to something much bigger.
“They met a homeless gentleman and they asked him what they could do to help. He told them that helping him do his laundry would be helpful because he felt like if he had clean clothes, he would be treated better,” said Jen Roszelle, a volunteer for Laundry Love.
With over 30,000 Laundry Love programs nationwide, Roszelle decided to bring one to Strasburg, a town located about 80 west of Washington, D.C.
The organization funds more than 1,000,000 loads each year which helps low-income families budget for other necessities.
“I just thought what a great way to help out the community in a small way, but it’s not such a small way for a lot of people,” said Marcy Baber, another volunteer for Laundry Love.
The last Wednesday of each month Laundry Love visits the Whale of a Wash Laundromat in Strasburg.
In Hampton Roads, there is a Laundry Love effort at a Soaps n Suds at 2515 Colley Avenue in Norfolk
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.
See a map of Laundry Love efforts at this link.