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Ada shelter issues call for laundry supplies

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Ada's Family Crisis Center is asking for donations of detergent and other laundry supplies. (KTEN) Ada's Family Crisis Center is asking for donations of detergent and other laundry supplies. (KTEN)

ADA, Okla. -- The Family Crisis Center in Ada is holding its first Loads of Love campaign.

The shelter -- which helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault -- washes about 3,500 loads of laundry a year, so they're asking donors to help.

"Items like laundry baskets and laundry soap, stain remover, towels and things like that our shelter uses a lot of," Family Crisis Center executive director Shelley Battles-Reichle said.

The Family Crisis Center saw an unfortunate rise in the number of clients it serves over the past year.

"We're trying to get more things because we saw a 43 percent increase in the number of people staying in our shelter last year, and a 117 percent increase in people seeking non-residential services," Battles-Reichle said.

The Loads of Love campaign runs through February, and there are drop-off locations across Ada. Cash donations are also most welcome.

"The grants that we receive are restrictive, so we can only spend that money on specific things," Battles-Reichle explained.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the Family Crisis Center hotline at 580-436-3504.

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