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….
Awesome job, J! you’re my hero!