“We love hosting the Laundry Project in Las Vegas,” said Current President, Jason Sowell. “Clean laundry is a great equalizer with humanity and the services we provide really help relieve the stress of being able to afford to wash customers’ clothes.”
According to Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, Nevada’s poverty rate is 16.4 percent with a 7.1 percent extreme poverty rate. Not only does it affect the urban and high-populated communities, but the percentage of suburban residents living in poverty is continually increasing as well.
Project sponsors and volunteers from both The River Christian Church and Grace Point Church are partnering with Current to assist during this weekend’s Project. Local community members can also get involved by donating much needed supplies including detergent, quarters (rolls of $10), one-gallon Ziploc bags, garbage bags, coloring books, crayons, fabric softener and laundry baskets. More information about this and other events can be found online at www.LaundrybyCurrent.org.
About Current of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Current is a faith-based organization that started with young adults committed to educating others on current social initiatives and mobilizing them to bring about change. Current establishes college campus groups for awareness and education, organizes local projects such as the Laundry Project and the Hope for Homes Project and leads yearly domestic and international mission trips. To learn more about Current of Tampa Bay, visit www.engagethecurrent.org, or see to photos of past Laundry Projects, visit www.laundrybycurrent.org.
For more information, contact Jason Sowell, Executive Director/President of Current of Tampa Bay, Inc. at 727-537-9082 or by email at Jason@EngageTheCurrent.org.
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