SoCalGas has partnered with The Laundry Truck LA (TLTLA) to provide free laundry services for unhoused L.A. residents. The initiative will consist of a mobile trailer fully equipped with five sets of washers and dryers, a folding station, and a water heater. With the addition of the new trailer, TLTLA is expecting to complete over 10,000 loads of laundry by the end of the year.
“We are proud to join with SoCalGas in launching this new truck,” said Councilmember Gil Cedillo. “As an early supporter of The Laundry Truck LA, we have been gratified to watch this organization grow, and reach more people experiencing homelessness in our community. Clean clothing is something so many of us take for granted, but it is truly a human right and need for us all. They provide a great service to the homeless in Council District 1.”
The Laundry Truck LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free mobile laundry services for people in need throughout the city and is one of the first mobile laundry services in the country to serve the homeless population.
TLTLA’s trailers offer services seven days a week, including night shifts, to unhoused individuals throughout L.A. County’s parks, recreation centers and other specialized locations. Accessible personal care services, like laundry, play a large part in helping to improve the livelihood of underserved populations.
“Thanks to The Laundry Truck LA, many people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County have been able to wash and dry their clothes free of cost. That is why I proudly supported The Laundry Truck LA with a grant of $90,405, which made it possible for Laundry Truck LA to provide critical laundry services to residents of the Winter Shelter in Bassett Park,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “Access to laundry services is a simple way to give our unhoused neighbors self-confidence and a sense of dignity.”
SoCalGas also donated $25,000 to TLTLA to support the growing demand for personal care and laundry services earlier this year.