Student Missionaries Donate Time to Launder Clothes of Those Less Fortunate

Staff Writer |

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Fla. — Student missionaries from The University of Iowa donated their time to Current of Tampa Bay, Inc. over the weekend in support of the Laundry Project, a volunteer program. They, along with Common Ground Christian Church of Seminole Heights, Fla., gathered Sunday at Big Wash Coin Laundry, Tampa, to wash the clothes of those less fortunate.

It was the first time Current partnered with University of Iowa students, but the second time the organization has joined with Common Ground Christian Church to host a Laundry Project in the Tampa area.

“We are very excited to introduce University of Iowa students to the Laundry Project,” says Jason Sowell, Current’s founder and president. “It is wonderful to partner again with Common Ground, as they are a great group of compassionate people. Sulphur Springs is a special location for Laundry Projects to continue to thrive because it is the very place that the project was originated in. It is always a blessing to help families in that community.”

University of Iowa students chose Tampa as their city of service during a spring-break mission trip. Current’s Laundry Project has seen an influx of volunteers in the last few years. Last year, it offered free laundry services at one Laundromat; this year, due to an outpouring of support, it has expanded to four neighboring locations.

More information about the Laundry Project is available at its website.


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