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Belmont Baptist Church To Open Laundry

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One Charlottesville church is stepping up to help people in need keep their clothes clean.

Parishioners at the Belmont Baptist Church are in the process of opening a free laundry facility for homeless and low-income people.  They recently accepted a $25,000 national grant to get the project off the ground.

The group says it will allow families to spend their laundry money on things like groceries.

Belmont Baptist Church member Barbara Lowery says, "I might not think that $20 is a whole lot but to someone that doesn't have $20 that's a lot and can make a real difference to a family who is struggling."

The group will use a building behind the church for the new laundry ministry.

The goal is to have it up and running by January.

Reported by Keith McGilvery
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