Warm and Dry program helps homeless and needy

Kathleen Roth, right, and Susan Nelson are part of Warm and Dry, a program to help homeless and needy clean bedding and clothing each month at Posh Wash in Lincoln City. (Photo by Cheri Brubaker)

Posh Wash provides use of laundry machines

LINCOLN CITY — One the beneficiaries of Beachtown Charities Thrift and Gift’s largess was Chapel by the Sea’s Lincoln City Warm and Dry program, a partnership with local laundromat Posh Wash. Knottworks Construction’s Nathan and Angie Knots, owners of Posh Wash, graciously continued their support of the program when they purchased the business. 

Beachtown Thrift provided $500 to support the effort to wash the clothes and bedding of those who find themselves homeless or in need. Once each month, those in need can use the laundry machines at Posh Wash for free, laundry soap included.

The program was initiated by Richard Gartrell and Susan Nelson to help those less fortunate in the most tangible and practical way. Kathleen Roth coordinates the effort by Chapel by the Sea to fund the program, which was boosted by the gift from Beachtown Thrift’s Marie Best and Tim Melton.

For two years, Rosalea Osborn distributed clothing at Posh Wash, operating a clothing closet that was closed due to COVID. Donations of hats, gloves and socks are being accepted at Posh Wash, located at 660 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City. Donations of sleeping bags and tarps are also needed, but these must be new.

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