Coming Together to Help Families Pay for Laundry
At O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS), Indianapolis employee, Clara Jewell saw a need and came up with a solution. After speaking with General Manager Federico Fraga, OMS quickly jumped into action with Abby Vegas-founder of Laundry and More. Laundry and More exists so that families in the City of Lawrence can wash their clothes and bedding for FREE. Her mission is to ensure all families and children have clean clothes when they wake up, go to bed, or go to school. With the growing program, it came to a point where Abby was running out of resources. This is when Clara Jewell saw the story and answered the call to help.
OMS employees donated 14 boxes of heavy-duty trash bags, 40 boxes of fabric softener, 695 loads of fabric softener, and 2,404 loads of laundry soap. That’s 3 months worth of supplies! Over 162 families have been served thus far.
One of the core values of all O’Neal companies is investing heavily in our local communities. All O’Neal Manufacturing Services’ locations are involved with different kinds of community service in their area. Giving back is something that OMS employees take pride in and feel passionate about. Clara Jewell stated, “I am so blessed to work for a company who steps up to the plate. I have seen how they step up and I have only been here for 7 months. So proud of where I work. I get teary eyed every time I see this.”