A mobile laundry trailer is on its way to the Miami Valley to assist victims of Monday night’s tornadoes.
The Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team will be ready to wash clothing for free starting Friday at Northridge Church of Christ, 2211 Needmore Road.
The trailer is outfitted with eight washing machines and dryers. Community members affected by the storms can drop off one load of laundry per family between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Volunteers will wash it and have it ready for pick-up within 24 hours.
Laura and Mark Cremeans founded the Miami Valley-based Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team in 2004 and have brought aid to disasters all around the United States. “This is the first disaster we’ve ever done locally,” Laura Cremeans said.
The team recently returned from disaster relief in Panama City, Fla., where they used the laundry trailer for the first time. “It was a real asset and helped a lot of people,” Cremeans said. The organization will limit the number of loads of laundry accepted each day due to the trailer’s capacity.
Meals will also be served at the church Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Supplies will be available including personal care kits, baby care kits, cleaning supplies and other essentials daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Trotwood area mobile laundry
Another group has plans to set up a mobile laundry in the parking lot of the Home Depot, 5200 Salem Ave. in Trotwood. Cincinnati-based group Matthew 25 Ministries will operate the Tide Loads of Hope laundry beginning Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Residents can bring clothes (up to two loads per household) to be washed, dried and folded free of charge for those directly impacted by the flooding. All washable clothing types can be accepted with the exception of heavy bedding.
P&G will also distribute free personal care and cleaning kits and will be accepting supply donations at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds at 645 Infirmary Rd, Dayton.