Council welcomes Orange Sky Laundry

Moreton Bay Regional Council has officially welcomed Orange Sky Laundry’s (OSL) newest van Mikey to Caboolture.


Division 3 Councillor Adam Hain yesterday joined OSL Sunshine Coast Vehicle Manager Rob Scoates and volunteer Rex at Caboolture Town Square to welcome and inspect the charity’s newest service van, which council contributed $15,000 towards its fit-out.


Featuring two washers and dryers, Mikey will provide a free laundry service for those most in need in the Caboolture area.  


“Being able to see the van with all its equipment here at Caboolture is the realisation of both council and OSL’s goal of providing a much needed service for those in our community who don’t have the opportunity to regularly wash and dry their clothes,” Cr Hain said.


At a coordination committee meeting earlier this year, council unanimously passed a resolution to contribute $15,000 to help the charity fund Mikey’s fit-out so the van can now service Caboolture as well as parts of the Sunshine Coast, including Maroochydore and Noosa.


“Having watched Orange Sky Laundry change the lives of so many people, I’m proud that council has been able to do its bit to help bring this wonderful service to our community and provide some relief to those most in need of a helping hand.


Cr Hain said Mike would be operated by Orange Sky Laundry volunteers together with the Caboolture Community Action Group [CCAG].


“Not only will this van provide a facility for people to wash their clothes, it will also provide those who might feel isolated or lonely an opportunity to strike up a conversation with dedicated volunteers like Rob and Rex or access services provided by CCAG."

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