Car wash benefits homeless shelter
Ariel Clinical Services and Homeward Bound collaborated on a fundraising effort Wednesday to help raise funds for the homeless shelter.
Volunteers, many with mental and physical disabilities, are washing outside the shelter at 2853 North Ave. until 2 p.m. today.
The car wash is by donation, the average being near $20, said Melanie Ruf, volunteer site coordinator for Ariel Clinical Services.
Not only does the fundraiser helps those in need, it provides valuable work experience for those washing cars.
“It gets them out into the community and the public gets a better idea of what being an adult with disabilities looks like,” Ruf explained.
Also on-site, is the Whaz Up Dawg! hot dog cart which is run exclusively by Ariel Services clients.
“Grab lunch and a car wash,” Ruf said while encouraging the volunteers to “keep washing!”
All proceeds will be given to the homeless shelter, she said. This is the second year that Ariel Clinical Services has had a car wash to benefit the shelter.