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Nick's Heroes: Volunteers wash laundry, serve breakfast for homeless every Friday

Posted at 6:00 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 22:20:55-04

PHOENIX — Add some water and detergent, mix in a whole lot of love, and you've got the perfect combo for a "Nick's Hero!"

Jeff Kistler is changing lives, one load at a time.

"Any one of us could be in that situation at any given time," he explains.

Mixed in with the whites and all the colors, there's hope, served here at Sparkles Laundromat at 7th Street and Portland in Downtown Phoenix, every Friday morning.

This is where Jeff and other volunteers from Trevor's Vision help the homeless do their laundry for free, paying for the machines, the detergent, and even serving breakfast.

"One little simple act of kindness for any one of these people could literally change the trajectory of their life. [It] could give them that one step up that they need," Kistler says.

People like "Shark," who say it goes beyond just having clean clothes.

"I can look for a job in clean clothes. It's just a better feeling, you know, all around," Shark says.

"He works full-time and then also does this volunteer work," explains friend Pamela Edwards. "He provides laundry services and he deserves the credit. He doesn't want the credit, but he deserves."

If you'd like to donate or help Jeff, click here.

All around us in the Valley, people go above and beyond to help make our community even better. We want to know who they are! Nominate someone today and tell us why they should be one of Nick's Heroes. They could win a $500 gift card from our friends at Valley Toyota Dealers.

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