The Dirt on Love podcast is an inside look at the heart of Laundry Love, a national human care initiative and non-profit washing the clothes and bedding of low/no income families and persons. Each episode will introduce you to the people, their stories, and what they are learning about themselves as they lead a Laundry Love location in their city, neighborhood, or town. Welcome to the Dirt on Love.
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Wash Cycle 9
This week on The Dirt on Love we introduce the EarthBreeze and Laundry Love partnership.
Joining the podcast are Jon Wedel, CEO of EarthBreeze, and Ginger Lamb director of partnerships & impact. Learn more about EarthBreeze - https://www.earthbreeze.com
Wash Cycle 8
Andy is the Executive Director at Ashby House Community Services and a Deacon in the Episcopal Chuch.
He has over twenty years of experience working in non-profit organizations and faith communities. Much of his time has been dedicated to creating and implementing initiatives and programs that support individuals and families facing tremendous hardship, including issues of substance use, poverty, death and dying, homelessness, incarceration, and spiritual and emotional crisis.
Andy helped start and facilitate Four Laundry Love locations in Kansas City and Salina KS and served as a Laundry Love Coach for several years. He is married to his high school sweetheart and has three beautiful children.
Wash Cycle 7
This week on The Dirt on Love, Stephanie Maass joins us and takes us on an amazing story ride of 12+ years with the Laundry Love family.
Stephanie is a faithful community advocate. She has been involved in local and global non-profit work for over 25 years. Stephanie serves on the Board of Directors for Serve NWA and Laundry Love National. Her work with Laundry Love over the past 12+ years has opened her eyes to the vulnerability of people living on the margins. Everyone deserves their dignity recognized.
She has been married to her first love for over 27 years and keeps busy raising & launching 5 daughters to be world changers.
More info about Laundry Love: https://laundrylove.org
Wash Cycle 6
This week The Dirt on Love welcomes Gilda Alvarez from Salina Kansas.
For the last 8 years Gilda has served and led Laundry Love Salina, which now hosts three Laundry Love locations. On this wash cycle you will learn from Gilda why "community" is central to Laundry Love and why she keeps showing up. We talk through adding additional Laundry Love locations in your city - how to do this, why do this, and what to consider and prepare for. Serving 90 families a month for 8 years is a wonderful story. Listen in.
Learn more about Laundry Love here: https://laundrylove.org
Wash Cycle 5
This week The Dirt on Love welcomes Charles Lee, long time friend and laundry lover.
Charles & Tina Lee are founders of Ideation, an idea-execution company that hustles with innovative people & their world-shaping ideas by co-creating custom solutions that deliver remarkable impact at the intersection of purpose & profit. Ideation specializes in helping brands scale their business by effectively integrating their strategic plans into day-to-day implementation.
Charles was the first to start a Laundry Love location in the Los Angeles/South Bay area of California. He serves as a Laundry Love board member and an advocate for the mission and expansion. This podcast is very helpful and important.
You can learn more about Ideation by going to https://theideation.com
More info about Laundry Love here: https://laundrylove.org
Wash Cycle 4
This week we welcome Jason Snyder from Vancouver Washington.
A long time friend, Jason and Amy have been part of Laundry Love for 10+ years. Buying a laundromat in Rose Village neighborhood of Vancouver, Jason and Amy have served countless family and persons, partnered with groups, and hired folk to be a presence in the neighborhood. When the laundromat was bought, it was renamed Laundry Love, and a Laundry Love was hosted each and every week. This is an amazing story of risk, challenge, dignity and love. Learn more on social media @laundrylovevancouver.
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Soaking It Up From San Antonio
Loving this Laundry Pod-cast! Great first episode! Can’t wait to hear more about the inspiring people and stories that make Laundry Love so special! I work with homeless students and families and currently researching to start a laundry love in my area! Feeling even more inspired!
Nice to hear that this group has been serving people for 12 years! Would like to have heard how they raise funds to maintain, and how they have practiced social distancing throughout the pandemic. Laundry Love does provide a practical solution to providing people a way to have clean clothes, but once you begin having returning patrons then you really begin to establish relationships that perhaps are beyond your own scope. Knowing that many of these individuals/families have multiple needs from laundry to food, shelter, and medical and mental health. It is valuable to understand the resources available in our communities to be able to be the advocates that I sensed in this podcast that this group is trying to be. Thank you again for this presentation. Our Laundry Love group is beginning its 3rd year, and we find that during this pandemic year we have been able to increase our work, and yet also provide assistance in other ways to our vulnerable population. It is wonderful to be able to share our stories.