Lighter Loads ATX is committed to helping people in need no matter what. At the same time, we also take the health and welfare of our volunteers and those we serve very seriously. During this unprecedented time, our goal is to continue to do both for as long as possible.
Lighter Loads ATX provides mobile showers, laundry, and hygiene products to people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Lack of housing reduces access to hygiene and sanitation facilities, which contribute to poor health outcomes, resulting in our houseless community being at greater risk for infection when there is community spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Thanks to the CDC, we know that soap and water kills the virus, which is an important part of stopping the spread. By providing these services, we hope to help reduce the spread of infections and the COVID-19 virus. The showers are cleaned thoroughly after every use, using recommended cleaning agents approved by the CDC and the EPA to kill COVID-19 (Coronavirus).