The National Movement
The story of Laundry Love began with T-Bone (Eric), a houseless gentleman living in Ventura Calif. In one particular conversation, a question was asked of him: “T-Bone, how can we come alongside your life in a way that would matter to you?” His response was honest and practical. “If I had clean clothes I think people would treat me like a human being.”
Every single Laundry Love effort, or Laundry Love spin off and/or partnership around the U.S. is attached to this man. His desire for worth and welcome is found in us all. We all yearn to be treated as human beings. We never thought that this simple conversation 14 years ago would spark an idea that continues to influence and care for thousands of people every month. The creative and collective energy used to sustain, expand and share Laundry Love with you reminds us that every human being has tremendous worth, value and possibility. Welcome to Laundry Love.
To date: over 1,000,000 loads of laundry, over 750,000 people cared for.
Our Laundry Love was born over the course of a couple years of prayer and discernment and asking “wondering” questions by clergy, over the summer of 2017 a couple volunteers really lead the way to us launching our first laundry love event in October 2017!