Kermit Watson has been a client of the Four Oaks Day Service Center since its opening in 2018. He has been able to take advantage of the various support resources offered at the center, shower facilities, and computer access. Mr. Watson also assisted staff by cleaning the clothing closet, washing clothing donations, and re-stocking cleaning products to support the laundry services, and was particularly appreciative of the Clean Comfort laundry services available at the Day Center, including a new washer and dryer set donated by Ferguson Enterprises through its Ferguson Cares program.
Earlier this year, the Day Service Center, with 80+ daily visitors, was in need of additional laundry equipment to support the high usage. Staff reached out to Ferguson and Ferguson Cares with the request and they responded with the generous donation.
“We are extremely grateful to Ferguson for this new laundry equipment,” said Four Oaks Executive Director Quincy White. “Newport News is fortunate to have corporate citizens like Ferguson support our efforts to provide services to those who are experiencing homelessness.” Mr. Watson’s shelter needs are currently being met by the Peninsula Rescue Mission, but he still volunteers his time for Clean Comfort at the center. The Four Oaks Day Service Center is a beacon of hope and opportunity in the heart of Newport News that helps people transition out of homelessness into employment, stable housing and independence. For more information, visit the Four Oaks Day Service Center website