|WHO:||Families, individuals and first responders in need of personal care items, cleaning products or laundry services in the wake of the historic tornadoes in Kentucky and five other states.|
|WHAT:||The Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Laundry Units, powered by Matthew 25: Ministries, have been deployed to support relief and recovery efforts in the wake of the tornado outbreak throughout Kentucky. The mobile laundry vehicles will begin services in Mayfield, Ky., providing free, full-service laundry to residents affected by the recent storms. Residents can bring clothes (up to two loads per household) to be washed, dried and folded free of charge. All washable clothing types will be accepted except for heavy bedding.|
|In partnership with Matthew 25: Ministries, P&G will also distribute products directly into the affected areas of those impacted by the disaster, free personal care kits with everyday essentials, as well as cleaning products to meet basic hygiene and home care needs.|
|In line with updated COVID-19 guidelines regarding operations, P&G and Matthew 25: Ministries have established safety protocols and processes to allow for the distribution of free laundry services and supplies to those who have been impacted by the disaster, while keeping staff and beneficiaries at Tide Loads of Hope activation sites protected.|
|WHY:||A historic tornado outbreak touched down in Kentucky and five other states, devastating the city of Mayfield, Ky., resulting in loss of life and leaving homes destroyed and more than 50,000 people across the state without power.|
|P&G has a history of giving back to the communities where we live and work, and we want to provide everyday essentials to those who need it most to help bring a sense of normalcy in this time of need. These services are free and available to people affected by the disaster and the volunteers who are helping to respond.|
|WHERE:||Starting Tuesday, December 14, the team will collect laundry from 9:00 a.m. CST at the location listed below until daily capacity has been reached. The team will also distribute personal care kits and cleaning supplies directly into the affected areas.|
|TheTide Loads of Hope mobile laundry units will be located at:|
|Walmart Supercenter1225 Paris RoadMayfield, KY 42066|
|**For the most up-to-date information on the location of these services, please visit Tide’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels at https://www.facebook.com/Tide, @Tide and https://www.instagram.com/tidelaundry/?hl=en **|
|PRODUCT BRANDS:||P&G brands to be distributed include Always, Bounty, Charmin, Crest, Dawn, Febreze, Ivory, Gillette, Mr. Clean, Olay, Old Spice, Oral-B, Pampers, Pantene, Secret, Swiffer, Tampax, Tide and Venus.|
|PARTNER:||P&G provides these services in partnership with Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization. More information can be found at www.m25m.org.|
ABOUT TIDE LOADS OF HOPE: For more than 15 years, Tide Loads of Hope has provided free laundry services to families affected by disasters. Created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Tide Loads of Hope is a mobile laundromat that can complete hundreds of loads of laundry per day. In partnership with Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization, the program has benefitted over 90,000 families across the U.S. and Canada.
As a key component of Tide Ambition 2030, Tide has committed to expand its Loads of Hope program tenfold, providing clean clothes to millions of people in times of need, with a focus on communities most impacted by climate change. Learn more at https://tide.com/en-us/our-commitment/loads-of-hope.