Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Loads of Hope!

Photo courtesy of velveteenmind.com
One thing that we all take for granted is having clean clothes, especially after a major disaster.  Flooding devastated parts of North Dakota and has forced many residents from their homes.
Tide Loads of Hope is prepared to help relief workers and families whose clothing and personal items have been impacted.

This program was created in 2005 to provide a free laundry service to families affected by Hurricane Katrina.  Inspired by the resilience and spirit of the people of New Orleans, Tide decided to expand the Loads of Hope program.  Since then they have helped families affected by disaster in Southern California, Texas, Fargo, North Dakota, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, and Joplin, Missouri.

Today, the program includes the Tide Loads of Hope truck which has 32 energy efficient Frigidaire Affinity washers and dryers, and a fleet of vans that allow the Tide team to help more families then ever.  The team has washed over 46,000 loads of laundry for more than 36,000 families impacted by disasters.

To help support Tide Loads of Hope, purchase a Tide Loads of Hope vintage tee by visiting them online.  All profits go towards helping families affected by natural disaster.

Want to help support the Red Cross' relief efforts? Visit us online!

Information from this article was taken from an American Red Cross press release.

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