The Dallas Police Department provided free laundry to troubled local families and hurricane Ida evacuees on Saturday.
During the summer, the department attended a new semester event and was inspired to help families with a free laundry service after noticing that some students were dressed dirty and attending school.
Sometimes clean clothes can help wash away your worries.
“It helped me a lot,” said Willie Alexander, who washed the laundry for free, saying that getting money for the laundry is not always easy.
It was part of the Dallas Police Department Community Laundry Day.
According to Wanda West, the Dallas Police Department’s regional secretariat, 20 people were enrolled in the event, but anyone who needed help with the laundry cleaned it.
The desire to help children has grown rapidly to help members of the community and ultimately those affected by Hurricane Ida.
“There were people who were affected by the hurricane. In addition to being able to influence the Dallas city community, we can reach beyond that, so we’re really excited about it,” West said. I did.
There was also a care package with toiletries for hurricane-affected families.
In Lancaster, We the People consignment stores have helped 65 families struggling after a hurricane, even though they have only been open for about a month.
On Saturday morning, the owner, Leon Brown, opened his door to his family in Louisiana.
“I had four kids. Four boys and their mom and dad. They aren’t used to what’s going on,” he said.
The police station will hold a third Community Laundry Day on Saturday, September 18th. The police station has more information and registration available online.
Mr Brown said he would like to help more people coming to the consignment store, Lancaster’s 374W. WeThePeople on Pleasant Tran Road is accepting donations of clothing to people affected by Hurricane Aida.