Florida women team up to wash laundry of linemen working to restore power
SEBRING, Fla. – Just as Hurricane Irma has destroyed homes all over the Sunshine State, it has also laid the foundation for incredible acts of kindness from Floridians.
A Facebook post showed one such act from over the weekend where more than two dozen women stood in line at Sebring International Raceway to collect the laundry of linemen working non-stop to return power to the state.
Jennifer Taylor Koukos posted the picture of the women waiting to take bundles of dirty clothes and wash them in their own homes for those who have tirelessly given up their time to get the electricity up and running after Irma.
"One lineman asked me what those ladies were standing in line for,: Koukos wrote. "When I told him they were waiting to be given laundry, with a look of sheer disbelief he said, "You gotta be kidding me.'"
Thousands upon thousands of utility workers have come from as far away as Canada to get Florida back to normal.
Koukos ended her post, which has already been shared 20,829 times, with the hashtag #FloridaStrong.
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