While some might not admit it, many have looked in the hamper for something to wear when laundry hasn’t been done. It is a simple thing, and most people don’t think about it. But for many, it is a choice of buying food, paying rent, or doing a load of laundry.
Downtown Faith has partnered with Current Initiatives and participates in The Laundry Project, a national program in partnership with city officials, local businesses, churches, and individuals in cities across the US. The project pays for people’s laundry in selected laundromats which have also partnered with the initiative. The Laundry Project transforms the space into a community center radiating hope and love.
Downtown Faith will be Loving Loudly during The Laundry Project in Las Vegas. Volunteers from Downtown Faith will be serving in at A+ Laundromat, 2448 E. Bonanza Road, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (last load to be accepted) on Sunday, September 27th.
Procedures for sanitation and cleanliness regarding COVID-19 will be implemented, and volunteers never touch any clothing. The Laundry Project supplies detergent, dryer sheets, and pays for loads to be washed and dried. Children are entertained with books and activities while the laundromat is used as an encouraging environment.
“Bringing our community together to help the community is a small way I can contribute to a better Las Vegas,” says Mark Mraz, Volunteer Coordinator for Downtown Faith.
“For me supporting The Laundry Project is about supporting Las Vegas. As a volunteer, I know my efforts help our community show love in a very tangible way. As the volunteer coordinator, I can give my gift of organizing to our community,” says Mark, who has helped with six Laundry Projects. “I support The Laundry Project as the volunteer coordinator because I believe we all have a part to play. If I can help bring others together to play their part, I feel I am multiplying my efforts to help our community.
“I am always surprised at how many clothes people have and how much laundry they have to do. I think that’s why we have an initial rush. People want to make sure they get it all done and leave times for others. It reminds me of how valuable these events are to my neighbors in Downtown.”
As for the onset of COVID-19, Mark explains,
Loving Loudly means manifesting Jesus in action, no matter how large or small the act.
The Laundry Project will be held at A+ Laundromat, 2448 E. Bonanza Road, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (the last load to be accepted) on Sunday, Sept. 27. No registration is needed online, just bring laundry on Sunday morning. There is room for volunteers as well.
#HopeDealer #SoapAndHope #DoWhatYouCan #EngageCurrent #CurrentInitiatives #Clean
Article by: Debbie Hall