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Free loads of laundry for low-income families in Las Vegas

Posted at 6:34 PM, Mar 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-24 08:28:42-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Laundry Project gives hope to thousands of people nationwide by providing the funds, detergent and other items necessary to wash and dry clothes and linens. Fees are paid for while volunteers assist with laundry services, entertain children and create a caring space at the laundromat.

Downtown Faith was the sponsor for the weekend project at Laundromats Cleaners on Bonanza Road and Eastern Avenue. Community members donated supplies including detergent, quarters (rolls of $10), one-gallon Ziploc bags, garbage bags, coloring books, crayons, fabric softener and laundry baskets.

The average cost of eight loads of laundry cost nearly $35. Many families in Las Vegas are forced to choose between paying bills and washing their clothes. On Saturday, the nonprofit organization helped 30 families by paying for 671 loads.