Free laundry, diapers offered on Saturday at 2 events

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This weekend there will be a free giveaway of nappies and free laundry loads at two separate events in Great Bend.

Diapers and wipes

Free diapers and wipes will be distributed from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church Annex (South Building), 3301 19th St. Families can receive one package per child. To reserve your size and ensure it is available, contact the church by phone at 620-793-8444.

Pastor Tim Singleton said members of his church thought it would be a good way to meet a need in the community – and to meet people in the community.

“Jesus was generous with us and we want to be generous in our community and connect with our community,” he said. This event allows them to meet people face to face for conversations and prayers, if desired, he said.

love of laundry

United Way of Central Kansas brings quarters for machines to Discount Laundry, 924 Jefferson St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Soap, fabric softener and dryer sheets will also be provided, said UWCK executive director Charell Owings. Participants can wash and dry up to five loads of laundry per family. They’ll even have coloring books to keep the kids busy.

Future Laundry Love events will be held the third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Discount Laundry at 924 Jefferson.

Moeder Plumbing, Heating & Air is also a sponsor of this first event. United Way needs volunteers and sponsors for future Laundry Love events, Owings said. They need about four volunteers and about $400 in donations for each event.

“It’s for anyone who needs to do their laundry,” said Barton County community health worker Flor Sanchez. “We hope to help around 30 families on Saturday.”

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