STRASBURG, Va. - Laundry Love in Strasburg is giving the gift of clean clothes. In 2003, a group of college kids in California helped one man with his laundry and it lead 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 Laundry Love volunteer, Jen Roszelle.
With over 30,000 Laundry Love programs nationwide, Jen decided to bring one to Strasburg, Va. 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 Laundry Love volunteer, Marcy Baber.
The last Wednesday of each month laundry love visits the Whale of a Wash Laundromat in Strasburg from 6 to 8 PM.