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United Way and hampr partner to help Laura evacuees with laundry services

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 16:41:26-04

United Way of Acadiana and Lafayette-based laundry app hampr have partnered to fill the laundry service needs of those displaced by Hurricane Laura in Lafayette.

hampr says they are donating 50, two-hampr relief memberships with 2 free loads per membership.

“Partnering with hampr aligns with United Way’s mantra to LIVE UNITED and to forge partnerships to provide basic needs in times of disasters,” said Carlee Alm-LaBar, President and CEO of United Way of Acadiana. “Hopefully we can help provide a sense of relief through the basic comfort of clean clothes in the midst of this hard time for our neighbors affected by Hurricane Laura.”

United Way of Acadiana says they are is accepting monetary donations for additional memberships as well as for laundry loads for evacuees.

“Our mission has always been to help people, and we want to help lighten the load for our affected neighbors as they recover,” said Laurel Hess, hampr founder and CEO. “While we are just a small start-up with limited inventory, we are Louisiana residents first and we want to ensure that those affected have access to laundry care.”

Visit www.unitedwayofacadiana.org/loadsforla to:

  • Apply to receive a laundry membership or laundry services donations.
  • Personally gift a hampr membership to an evacuee in need.

hampr also announced it is waiving the service fee for orders with 3 hamprs or less until Oct. 1.

For more information, visit www.tryhampr.com/relief. hampr is an on-demand app for wash, dry, fold laundry delivery services that launched in Lafayette in January and is currently operating in three states.

The app is available for download in the Apple app store and through Google Play.

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