2nd Wednesdays at 6pm Beach Coin Laundry 19072 Beach Bl (x Garfield) Huntington Beach

An idea spreads

June's LaundryLove became quite an event.  By the time Christian arrived, the line was already to the end of the building and beyond and it turned out there had been people waiting since three.  Yes.  People do need this service and it is our deepest pleasure to provide it.

One hundred eighty loads of laundry agitated and tumbled to completion while we ate pizza and sang along to our favorite tunes, provided for us by young Damian.  Thanks, Damian!  You are turning out to be quite the DJ.

We began LaundryLove because it was a simple idea that we could quickly enact and that stood to assist a lot of people, which it has.  As our regular volunteer Remy observed after his first evening, it's not just the laundry.  It's the hope it provides when people know that someone cares.  I guess that's why laundry and love remain connected in the title. We see this as month after month the same people return.  They become part of our lives and we, theirs.  This also happens with volunteers as we share experiences and ourselves.  This month we shared our project with two groups of people from churches in Los Angeles and Silver Lake.  They wanted to know how we do it so that they could start an event as well.  An idea spreads.

Metropolitan Community Church (mccla.org) and Holy Spirit (holyspirit.org) assisted us with much needed help, providing for the needs of our guests.  These church members worked side-by-side with the veteran help until they quickly blended in and flowed with the operation.  We wish them great success on their endeavor and are deeply grateful for their help.

Our next LaundryLove takes place on July 10 at 7:30 PM at the laundromat on the south east corner of Garfield and Beach in Huntington Beach.  Please come down and join us.  Or if you are unable but still wish to help, you can hit the "donate" button on this page.  It may be a small thing, but it is a way to offer tangible help and to not turn your head when you see someone who needs help.  So often we pass them and don't know what to do.  Start here.  As Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Be part of the change.  Join us.