Most of us are lucky enough to have easy access to a washing machine, but that isn’t the case for most homeless people. The lack of hygienic services available to those withut housing can be sparse, making it even more difficult to land a job or get through every day life.
Best friends Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi decided to change this by starting up their non-profit Orange Sky Laundry. They designed a $100,000 custom-built laundromat on wheels, which allows those in need to wash their clothes for free. Their invention gained the attention of individuals around the world who began donating money for the cause.
Now, the organization has six vans that travel across Australia to help those in need, from the homeless to those affected by natural disasters like earthquakes and floods.
Although it’s easy to take for granted the ability to put on a clean set of clothes in the morning, it’s something that millions across the globe live without every day. Although Orange Sky Laundry is currently only serving Australia, it’s an issue that effects every single neighborhood. If you’d like to learn more about the organization’s cause and find out how you can help, visit their website and watch their introductory video below.