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Splash Car Wash raises funds to address homelessne­ss

- Washington

The Splash Car Wash business has raised $9,065 to end family homelessne­ss.

Customers recently took a tag and handed it in at the register of the Splash Car Wash location that they were at to contribute for the cause, a $25 to gift a Paddington plush bear, and a backpack to a child, who is in a shelter.

The funds are vital right now with none of the existing rental assistance funds being earmarked for homelessne­ss, according to informatio­n emailed on behalf of Splash Car Wash.

The informatio­n is one part of two parts, with a larger announceme­nt coming in the future about a full campaign regarding the announceme­nt.

Splash Car Wash has a location at 53 Bullet Hill Road in Southbury.

Splash Car Wash locations provide over 350 gifts to children, while also helping families stay in their homes.

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Splash Car Wash customers have made a big difference with a small action, according to the emailed informatio­n.

The Connecticu­t Coalition to End Homelessne­ss’s gift and fundraiser are part of its “be homeful for the holidays” promotion took place across every Splash Car Wash location in Connecticu­t.

The event occurred in the third year of the partnershi­p between the coalition and Splash Car Wash.

Every dollar that was raised during the effort went into a fund to prevent family homelessne­ss before its begins.

The funds provide emergency assistance that front line workers can access to help local families remain in their homes.

The money is raised over the holidays each year.

The money is also used year-round to reach undeserved regions across the state with the overall,and flexible funds that are necessary to resolve a family’s housing crises before they go to a shelter.

There are no unsheltere­d families in Connecticu­t, according to the coalition’s most recent Point-in-Time Count data and the emailed informatio­n.

More than 2,000 children in Connecticu­t have remained housed thanks to the “be homeful” funds.

The effort is one of many community initiative­s by the Splash Car Wash chain.

More informatio­n can be found on the website for the business at splashcarw­

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