The Laundry Love project began several years ago in the Los Angeles area. It has expanded to dozens of locations nation wide.
Steve Bruce from Los Angeles explains:
I tell them that this is what Jesus was inviting us to do, to get out of our churches and into the community and to get to know the community and help your neighborhood,” he said. “For me it’s a personal transformation to sit down and listen to the stories of the homeless and the working poor, those who are disabled. For me, the Holy Spirit always shows up and it just feels like a great thing for me to do.
– Episcopal News Service story on Laundry Love.
For more information, check out the original Laundry Love website.
COVID19 and the disruption of normal life has been devastating to the people experiencing homelessness in our community. Grass roots organizations like Neighbors to Friends and Homeless Helping Homeless have been providing meals and supplies on M/W/F at Lake George to about 25 people experiencing homelessness. They have also been providing breakfasts to people sheltering in area hotels.
Laundry Love can’t meet because of COVID-19, but has been providing our friends being housed in hotels with weekly quarters and soap. A few quarters make a huge difference!
Want to help?
- Drop off quarters in Nancy Dyson’s mailbox at the church or Lake George on M/W/ F between 2:00 – 3:00 (look for Nancy and others handing out meals and supplies)
- Donate meals provide meals. Contact Nancy Dyson for more information.
- Donate money to provide meals. You can send checks to:
Neighbors to Friends
1945 N Benton Dr #26
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379