The story of Laundry Love began with T-Bone (Eric), a houseless gentleman living in Ventura Calif. In one particular conversation, a question was asked of him:
“T-Bone, how can we come alongside your life in a way that would matter to you?” His response was honest and practical.
“If I had clean clothes I think people would treat me like a human being.”
Every single Laundry Love effort, or Laundry Love spin off and/or partnership around the U.S. is attached to this man. His desire for worth and welcome is found in us all. We all yearn to be treated as human beings. We never thought that this simple conversation 14 years ago would spark an idea that continues to influence and care for thousands of people every month. The creative and collective energy used to sustain, expand and share Laundry Love with you reminds us that every human being has tremendous worth, value and possibility.
Welcome to Laundry Love.
Laundry Love is a program to help the families and individuals with the cost of laundering their clothes, the cost per load are quite high and for a family of four it’s a bigger expense. Often times after we have put the coins in the machines, they go and buy some groceries and even once a man once told us on a second time we helped him “last time I was very short on money, but I could paid a bill with the money you saved me”, it is a little gesture, but can make a difference. A small machine cost $4.25 aside the cost of detergent, etc. a big machine cost up to $7 dollars, the drying is .25¢ per 5 or 6 minutes, but many have more than one load.
We are at the Mattituck Laundry the 3rd Sunday of the month.
If you would like to be a part of this ministry or would like more information contact ministry chairs: