Turlock homeless shelter grateful for laundry donations

01/02/2013 7:21 AM

01/02/2013 7:26 AM

Donors responded quickly to a Turlock cold-weather homeless shelter’s plea for help with its laundry.

We Care, a shelter that houses 38 men and is in its 10th season, put out a request for washing machines last month after one of its three broke down and a second was faltering.

The shelter has a heavy laundry load, processing bed linens, blankets and quilts every night.

After The Bee published an item on the need, a few other local news organizations picked it up and did the same. The result: donations of five washing machines, two dryers and money to help purchase laundry supplies.

“It is a wonderful blessing to have such a compassionate and committed community,” the organization said in an email to supporters. “We are appreciative of the ongoing support that our community provides.

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