Giving people a fresh start through shower and laundry services
The Corner Shower and Laundry, located at the corner of Trumbull and Michigan Avenues, is named after the corner of the historic Tiger Station. It is housed in the basement of St. Peter Episcopal Church known for its activist faith congregation.
Arriving 10-to-a-van, workers who flier door-to-door come to Manna Community Meal soup kitchen. The pay for this work is so low that they come to Manna Meal for food. They also need a place to shower and wash their clothes.
Electrical Load Analysis
We conducted an electrical load analysis during the exploratory phase to make sure the power coming into St. Peter was enough for the 3 commercial CSL washing machine and dryers (The spike was when the Clay Studio operated). Good news! We did not need new electric service. This saved $24,000 in construction costs.
Volunteer, Janet Ray picked up the City of Detroit construction permit and drawings. Construction could officially start.
Volunteer, Janet Ray picked up the City of Detroit construction permit and drawings from a city employee. Construction could officially start.
The floorplan created by John Bigger from Integrity Building Group.
Floor tile is selected. We need new donations or funding to purchase these.
A proud moment after 3 years of planning and fundraising. Each Board member stands in front of the doorway to a roughed-in shower stall.
Non-Profit status coming soon
Thanks to volunteer lawyer, David Pernick, we have submitted the nonprofit application to the IRS.
Studded metal wall for accessible bathroom.
Rough plumping in for washing machines.
Volunteer, Janet Ray, shows how we reused a door frame from the old St Peter basement to save cost whenever possible.
Small & Mighty
The $8,000 boiler system will heat the 4 showers and 3 washing machines. CSL board member, David Pernick and Holly Goldstein show their excitement for the new small and efficient boiler.