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State Disaster Relief Shower & Laundry Unit Training
After a long, hot day of work in a disaster field, a shower is such a blessing. Shower units provide support for Disaster Relief volunteers. Many volunteers and first responders come in from the day’s work hot, tired and hungry. Disaster Relief volunteers meet many of these needs and shower units are essential for effective volunteer response. Disaster Relief volunteers, Red Cross volunteers, Law Enforcement personnel, and National Guard personnel are among those who benefit most from a refreshing shower.
In addition to providing showers, these units often double as laundry units. Many volunteers and first responders are a long way from home and, therefore, benefit from access to laundry services. Sometimes survivors also receive laundry services.
If evacuees have been displaced and are being sheltered, a shower/laundry unit is often a powerful means of support and witnessing tool for individuals and families in crisis.
*SHOWER UNITS MAY ALSO BE USED FOR MISSION PROJECTS, BUILDING PROJECTS, AS WELL AS CHURCH AND ASSOCIATION EVENTS WHEN NOT OTHERWISE DEPLOYED FOR DISASTER RELIEF.
The laundry ministry of Disaster Relief helps to make it possible for volunteers and disaster survivors to have clean clothes. The laundry units are mobile and usually need only a fresh water connection and a place to dump gray water. It is such a blessing to have clean clothes after storms or a long days work.
- April 13