Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tide Loads of Help

Come join me in helping our nation.

You can purchase this shirt (& others in different colors & styles) here:
Tide Loads of Help

What is it all about you ask?
Here ya go:

Tide Loads of Hope helps in the aftermath of a natural disaster by providing clean clothes and a sense of comfort to families in need. Partnering with Feeding America, we travel to disaster affected neighborhoods with the Tide Loads of Hope truck or vans, our free mobile laundry service.

  • Tide Loads of Hope truck:
    32 high-effiency washers and dryers stationed on the truck
    Can do 300 wash and dry cycles a day -equal to one year's worth of laundry for a single family
    Will wash about 9,000 loads of laundry over a four-week period
    Leveraged during massive disasters where electricity is unavailable in the region

  • Tide Loads of Hope vans:
    In partnership with a local laundromat, the Tide Loads of Hope vans provide free laundry service at the same load rate as the trucks
    Leveraged during disasters where neighboring communities still have a source of electricity

To date, Tide Loads of Hope has washed more than 35,000 loads of laundry for over 20,000 families. Most importantly, the Tide Loads of Hope program means we're equipped to take action whenever and wherever there is a need in our country.

Tide Loads of Hope Vintage Tees:
Tide Loads of Hope can also be supported through the purchase of a Tide Vintage Tee. All profits go to support families affected by disaster.

Where it all started
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the need for clean clothing became critical, and Tide found a way to help. So in November 2005, the Tide Loads of Hope truck headed to Camp Hope in the Metairie, LA area and cleaned over 10,000 loads of laundry. The spirit of this first venture informs and inspires everything Tide Loads of Hope program does.

Will you help out?
I hope so.

Woops out!