Laundry Ministry at Asbury UMC

By early 2015, we will have a laundry ministry at Asbury. When a person is living in their car or on the street, doing laundry is a significant challenge. And we noticed at our shower ministry, we were throwing away underwear each week, as there was not an easy way to clean clothes. Offering the chance to do laundry, seemed like the next right step for us. When we get a hot meal, take a shower, and have clean clothes, we feel ready to tackle other challenges in our lives.

The Trustees, Finance Committee and Church Council all approved this ministry. Thanks to a generous gift from the Unitarian Church in Livermore ($5000), we were able to move ahead. You’ll soon see gas and sewer lines being extended to a shed near the garden area. A washer and dryer are already there, thanks to Roger Everett who found a deal at the Tri Valley Haven Thrift Store.

Once up and running, clients will be responsible for doing their own laundry, and there will be a volunteer supervisor on site, making sure all runs smoothly. See Teri Lambert or Pastor Kim for ways you can volunteer or financially support this new endeavor.

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