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Story told by Fr. David Convertino, Jul 14 2017

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This summer, in some parts of the country, temperatures will rise to over one hundred degrees! While some of us will find relief in air-conditioned homes or with a cold beverage, many of the 500,000 homeless people in the United States will be left sitting on a hot sidewalk in the heat without any means of cooling off or even showering at the end of a sweltering day! While many may turn away from this reality, the volunteers at Clean Start in Anderson, South Carolina open their doors and their arms.

Serving an average of 100 clients a week, Clean Start provides those living on the streets with laundering services, clean showers, hygiene supplies and new or gently used clothing. They do up to 24 loads of laundry each week and even offer haircuts to improve their clients’ self-image, confidence, and cleanliness.

Clean Start is staffed entirely by volunteers, but their continued service to the homeless is totally dependent on your support. Please don’t turn away! Instead turn here and click to support Clean Start today. Please help make someone’s horrific, hot, sweaty day turn into a cool, refreshed and clean moment in their otherwise difficult life.