‘Laundry Love’ project in action Saturday
The youth at Raleigh Road Baptist Church have been saving their nickels, dimes and quarters. But those coins will not be spent on what might be thought of as typical young people’s wants.
Under the direction of student pastor Michael Anderson, the young people will be visiting Henderson’s laundromats on Saturday and using those coins to pay for customers’ washing and drying. They call the event “Laundry Love.”
The project has several purposes, Anderson said. Obviously, it will help people take care of a portion of the expense of keeping their clothes and household linens clean. The young people are asking nothing in exchange for their service.
“We simply want to love others,” he said.
The young people will also be witnessing their faith, with the example of “doing unto others” as well as with the spoken word.
But, like many service projects, benefits are experienced by both the givers and the receivers. The young people may be blessed by the experience as much as the people receiving help with their laundry.
“We believe that we are not only called to go to church, but we are called to be the church,” he said. “Part of being the church means that we not only meet the needs of people spiritually, but also physically. This is a simple way that we can show others that we care.”
For more information on the project, contact Anderson at (803) 665-0743.
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