Volunteers wash laundry for those in need Saturday at the beaches

Volunteers washed laundry Saturday for those in need at Jacksonville laundromat. (WJXT)

Volunteers washed and dried loads of laundry Saturday for those in need in the Jacksonville area with a pop-up laundry service on Mayport Road.

The free event, which also took place in Tampa, was put on at Veterans Coin Laundry by the nonprofit Current Initiatives.

Organizers said too often, families are forced to choose between cleaning their clothes or putting food on the table and the Laundry Project is committed to helping to help ease that financial burden. Studies have shown that having clean laundry is also a contributing factor to one’s overall health and well-being.

The Laundry Project provides the funds and cleaning products necessary to wash and dry laundry for anyone in need by creating a caring space at the laundromat.

Palm Beach Autographs and Devocean Style were the partnering sponsors for the Jacksonville event.

Organizers said since 2008, the Laundry Project has washed over 212,600 loads of laundry for more than 20,800 families, in 815 laundry service projects in 53 cities nationwide.

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A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.