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Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Really Good Cause....

Many, many people were affected by the Katrina disaster and many continue to be. Tide is doing their part to help out. If you are interested, please read on....this is a very good cause!!

From Tide's Loads of Hope Website: 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.

If you are so inclined....feel free to help out here

6 comments:

Daryl said...

Thanks, I got a friend who loves New Orleans one as a gift!

silvieon4 said...

Really a great cause!

Honeygo Beasley said...

What a great idea - it's nice to see a big company like Tide doing something this nice for people, and the people who are supporting this cause deserve lots of credit, too. Cheers to Tide ~ well, you know what I mean! Fab to Tide. No that won't work either ...

Slivie is good at this stuff. Woof!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh how awesome is THAT!

RockstarJen said...

I have Twitter friends all over this. Getting mine later today. The Tees look great, too!

Katya said...

Very cool! So glad to know that "corporate America" is helping out in such ways!!!