Apple engineer converts used van into mobile laundromat, offers free loads to homeless

NBC Bay Area:

Ron Powers spends a few days and nights every week doing strangers’ laundry. For free. And he couldn’t be happier about it.

Driving the streets of Santa Cruz in a van he outfitted with two washers and dryers, the Scotts Valley resident visits homeless shelters and encampments, offering to help keep what few clothes they have clean. The service he offers, Powers said, is not only a chance to do some good but make a connection.

“It’s one thing to wash someone’s clothes, even to feed them and help them, but it’s another to feed the soul,” he said.

What a kind and generous thing to do.