By PlanetLaundry staff | Jul 20, 2012
Through a cooperative and ongoing outreach with Breath of Heaven Ministries, The Source and First Church of God, Sunshine Laundry Centers recently donated hundreds of dollars in laundry services to needy families and the area homeless.
“We were delighted to have such an amazing response to our offer of assistance,” said Tom Rhodes, president of Sunshine Laundries. “More than 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 a wonderfully enriching experience of looking into the eyes and interacting with the families they helped,” Rhodes added. “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.”
Sunshine Laundry Centers selected this philanthropic effort after communicating with area non-profits about the unmet needs of our most impoverished residents. With eight locations, the company operates in Florida’s Indian River, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties.