TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Tampa Police Department teamed up with a local charity program called 'Current Initiatives' to help those in need get their laundry done.
Current Initiatives is a not-for-profit organization that provides free laundry services to local families and underserved communities. People who don't have a washer and dryer in their homes can get assistance getting their laundry done.
"A lot of families go without being able to wash their clothes because they are choosing between buying groceries or washing their clothes and food is usually going to win that battle," said the President and CEO of Current Initiatives, Jason Sowell.
Eric DeFlice, Lieutenant of Tampa Police Department also said, "Its a good way to reach out to the community and give back." This is the second time the two orginizations have partnered to wash loads of clothes for local families.
The Laundry Project was founded in 2008. It was created to help low income families by supplying the basic necessities needed to wash clothes. "The Laundry Project is community-oriented policing in action, said Chief Brian Dugan. "It's amazing how a load of laundry can lead to fresh perspectives for both law enforcement and residents.” All fees are covered and you can even have volunteers help assist you.
People in the community can help by donating supplies including: detergent, quarters (rolls of $10), one-gallon Ziploc bags, garbage bags, coloring books, crayons, fabric softener and laundry baskets.