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Through a cooperative and ongoing outreach with Breath of Heaven Ministries, The Source and First Church of God, Sunshine Laundry Centers donated hundreds of dollars in laundry services to needy families and the area homeless on July 11.
"We were delighted to have such an amazing response to our offer of assistance," said Tom Rhodes, president of Sunshine Laundries.
"Over 40 families washed and dried countless loads of laundry. It seemed like a fishes and loaves phenomenon. Sometimes the clients were standing 15 deep. Many are seeking gainful employment and the first step to a successful interview is a clean, tidy appearance."
Teenagers from the youth group of Pillar Community Church were on hand to help wash and fold clothes. Students gained an enriching experience of looking into the eyes of and interacting with the families they helped.
"The recipients expressed sincere gratitude for the opportunity to feel better about themselves and their future. The students felt so pleased to be able to ease the load for families facing difficulties. It was a truly heartwarming moment," said Mr. Rhodes.
Sunshine Laundry selected this philanthropic effort after communicating with area nonprofits about the unmet needs of the most impoverished residents.
Sunshine Laundry Centers operates in Indian River, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties with eight locations.
For more information, call (772) 778-2832.