NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A truck full of washers and dryers has come to Nashville to help victims and volunteers by washing and folding their laundry.
For those affected by the flood, the road to recovery could take months, so even the smallest things can help. One company has stepped up to try to get people back on the right track – starting with clean clothes.
The Tide Loads of Hope truck set up in front of the Dollar General Store at 2403 Lebanon Pike in Donelson Wednesday morning. The Loads of Hope team has 32 washers set up to wash laundry for both flood victims and relief workers free of charge.
"We're here to give people back those couple of hours they would normally spend washing and drying and folding their clothes so they can help rebuild their community and their homes," said Courtney Carr with the Loads of Hope team.
Carr has been with Loads of Hope since Hurricane Katrina. She said she has been to other places where lines form early in the morning.
"We are prepared to have the mass crowds turn out here. We're looking to turn around the laundry as quickly as possible," she said.
Team members will wash and fold up to two loads of laundry per person per day. No bedding, jackets or large items are allowed.
The Loads of Hope team was out Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and planned to be in the Nashville area until Wednesday, May 19.