The Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless is pleased to announce its sponsorship of a free monthly laundry service for homeless people beginning on Tuesday, February 16 from 6-8 pm at the Speed Wash Self Service Laundry, 2023 E. Isaacs in Walla Walla. During the designated hours, Alliance volunteers will be on hand to provide free soap and feed enough quarters into washers and dryers to accommodate up to three regular loads of wash for anyone in the area who is homeless. While waiting for their wash to be done, the Alliance and its volunteers will also use the occasion to work with homeless people on ways to help them move toward more stable housing.
The Alliance efforts will complement a similar laundry opportunity at the Southgate Center Laundromat, 929 South 2nd, sponsored by a local ministry group in cooperation with the national nonprofit whose website is laundrylove.org. On the last Saturday of every month from 11 am to 1 pm, Open Hands Ministry led by Ken and Juanita Butler from the Amazing Grace Nazarene Church has been staffing a Laundry Love session at the Southgate laundromat for people living below the poverty line to do up to three loads of laundry. According to the Butlers, the group is pleased to cooperate with the Alliance on this, since it had wanted to add a second day each month, but hadn’t known where resources would come from. The cost of each monthly session has been approximately $150 so far, in addition to donated soap.
Interested people are invited to bring their spare change and laundry soap by the Speedwash Laundry on the third Tuesday of every month to be shared with others.
For more information on Alliance projects, email Laundry@WWAlliancefortheHomeless.org.
The development plan for the Madison Park site has been submitted to the city of Walla Walla and is currently under review. Please take the time to look over our plan and submit your comments to the city at City of Walla Walla Development Services Department, 55 East Moore St., Walla Walla, WA 99362.
View our application by clicking here, then clicking on “madison park, development app, full” on the new page.
Thank you, as always, for your continuing support of this important work.
The Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless is offering showers for the homeless at Pioneer United Methodist Church on Mondays from 11:30-1:30 beginning November 23.
The shower room is located next to the church’s dining room at 209 E. Birch, where a soup kitchen is also regularly offered on Mondays from 11:30-1:00. A shower signup sheet will be available on Mondays at 11:15. Shower staffing is by Alliance volunteers. Donations of shower supplies and volunteer services are invited.
Information about showers and other services offered by the Alliance, including mailboxes and cell-phone charging is available by calling 541-203-0122, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless offers free U.S. mail boxes to homeless people, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Alliance has installed apartment-style mailboxes behind the Christian Aid Center at 4th & Birch. Mail is delivered to the boxes by the U.S. Postal Service. Boxholders can make individual arrangements for mail forwarding and other postal services just as any apartment dweller can do. Box assignments, maintenance, and keys for the individual boxes are provided by the Alliance. Email mailboxes@WWAlliancefortheHomeless.org or call 541-203-0122 to apply.