Turlock shelter needs a washing machine

local@modbee.comDecember 7, 2012 

— We Care, a cold-weather shelter for men in Turlock that opened for its 10th season last month, does a lot of laundry.

Each night, the shelter’s three washing machines process heavy loads of bed linens, blankets and quilts. But one quit working this week, and another is on its last legs.

So the nonprofit group is asking for an unusual holiday gift - a washer.

We Care houses 38 men during the cold-weather months, from November to April. The shelter, which is working on an expansion, often operates at capacity. Families, churches and organizations pitch in to serve dinners each night.

Anyone who has a new or used washing machine to donate to the shelter is asked to call We Care Executive Director Jan Tucker, (209) 664-2003.

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