Laundry Love Update, October 2020
What is Laundry Love?
Laundry Love is a ministry started by First Presbyterian Church to help alleviate the cost of doing laundry outside the home for many of our Delaware neighbors who have no other option. The cost of doing one load of laundry at a laundry mat is on average $8-10, which can add up quickly for a single household. Laundry Love serves the families who live at the White Sands mobile home park every other Tuesday and invites the entire community to attend a free laundry night on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
2018 was a tremendous year for Laundry Love where we reached new levels of community involvement and created lasting relationships throughout the community. In addition to growing our relationship with families within our community, Laundry Love days have fostered relationships with other churches in Delaware. William Street United Methodist Church, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Terra Nova all answered the call for community partnership by supplying volunteers, laundry supplies, and donations. The contributions of our greater faith community, the Delaware community and volunteers have allowed us to provide soap, dryer sheets, quarter drives, food and more to those who need our help. The impact of Laundry Love will continue to provide a life changing glimpse into the lives of our underserved community here in Delaware.