The Laundry Love project welcomes donations. Call Camas Friends Church, 360-834-2446, or contribute via PayPal at http://camasfriends.org/contribute.
WASHOUGAL It’s $1.75 for a standard-size top loader, $3.50 for a big front loader and $4.50 for a superloader. Then, it’s 25 cents for a meager seven minutes of drying time, which is never close to enough. Plus, there’s detergent. Add it all up, and the price of doing your laundry is as much as a decent meal or a gas tank top-off.
“This saves me some gas money. I can put an extra few bucks in the tank,” said Isaiah Seals, 20, who pushes wheelchairs at PDX and does some other odd jobs too, but still doesn’t make enough to more than scrape by.
Seals and his brother Robert, 22, who broke an arm and lost a construction job, were first in line when Laundry Love came to Riverside Laundry in Washougal last week. Jason Twyman, 34, an elder at Camas Friends Church, and some other church volunteers show up at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of every month with smiles and bags full of quarters donated by their congregation or via PayPal.
“If someone could use a couple loads of laundry washed, we’d love to take care of the cost,” said Rev. C. Wess Daniels. “Stop by.”