Group helps needy with free laundry at Tampa-area laundromats – St. Petersburg Times

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A woman balancing a basket heaped with dirty clothes stepped from a taxicab, followed by two small children. She wore a Burger King uniform from an overnight shift of kitchen scrubbing.

“I had just enough energy left to get a couple loads done,” Yvonne Johnson said.

But she could hardly believe a sign outside Big Wash Laundry on Waters Avenue in Sulphur Springs: “TODAY your laundry done for FREE.”

“Really?” She asked a smiling man who took her load from her. A faith-based organization called Current was covering all laundry costs for three hours, he told her. Volunteers pumped quarters into machines and poured detergent, offered cold drinks and played with kids….

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