Friday, March 13, 2009

Tide Loads of Hope

I have recently felt the wrath of Hurricane Ike and spent 11 days with power. While the 11 days were beyond hard, I know that my family and I were extremely lucky. So many people around us were not so lucky. But thankfully, there are people, places, and even giant corporations out there that are there to help others in their greatest time of need. Tide Loads of Hope is one of those organizations who has stepped up to help others.

From Tide's Loads of Hope Website:
Tide Loads of Hope helps in the aftermath of a natural disaster by providing clean clothes and a sense of comfort to families in need. Partnering with Feeding America, we travel to disaster affected neighborhoods with the Tide Loads of Hope truck or vans, our free mobile laundry service.
Tide Loads of Hope truck:
32 high-efficiency washers and dryers stationed on the truck can do 300 wash and dry cycles a day -equal to one year's worth of laundry for a single family Will wash about 9,000 loads of laundry over a four-week period Leveraged during massive disasters where electricity is unavailable in the region.
Tide Loads of Hope vans:
In partnership with a local laundromat, the Tide Loads of Hope vans provide free laundry service at the same load rate as the trucks Leveraged during disasters where neighboring communities still have a source of electricity
To date, Tide Loads of Hope has washed more than 35,000 loads of laundry for over 20,000 families. Most importantly, the Tide Loads of Hope program means we're equipped to take action whenever and wherever there is a need in our country.
Tide Loads of Hope can be supported through the purchase of a Tide Vintage Tee. All profits go to support families affected by disaster. Shirts can be purchased through this link:
Take a minute to help others.

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