Families who frequent coin Laundromats wash approximately eight loads per trip, averaging around $25 each visit. Unfortunately, many of these families are forced to choose between paying their bills and putting food on the table or having clean clothes and linens. The Laundry Project, ran by community volunteers, washes 250 to 300 loads in a single event and eliminates this burden.
“While there are a number of places that could benefit from service projects, I strongly believe in the importance of helping those in our own back yard,” said Jason Sowell, President of Current of Tampa Bay. “This South Tampa Laundry Project gives us the opportunity to show our love and leave community members with a sense of hope.”
Palma Ceia Baptist Church is partnering with Current of Tampa Bay to sponsor the event. Volunteers will be on hand to assist families where needed. Members of the community can also contribute 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 additional upcoming events can be found online at www.LaundrybyCurrent.org.
About Current of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Current of Tampa Bay, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Florida that started with young adults committed to educating others on current social initiatives and mobilizing them to bring about change. Current establishes community groups for awareness and education and organizes local initiatives such as the Laundry Project, Hope For Homes Project and Affordable Christmas. To learn more about Current of Tampa Bay, visit www.engagethecurrent.org or see to photos of past Laundry Projects, visit us at www.laundrybycurrent.org.
For more information, contact Jason Sowell, Executive Director/President of Current of Tampa Bay, Inc. 727-537-9082 or Jason@EngageTheCurrent.org or www.LaundrybyCurrent.org.
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