FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Helping to Raise
$4,200 for Laundry Love: Knoxville
cybersecurity firm aims to help raise money to support local program designed
to ease the burden of laundry care for struggling families
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – May 9, 2017 – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security,
a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is
sponsoring Laundry Love:
Knoxville, in cooperation with Knoxville Pays It
Forward, which hosts a free laundry event from 6-8 p.m. on the third
Thursday of every month at Super Wash House, located at 3909 Western Avenue.
Laundry Love: Knoxville event at Super Wash House owned by Bob Jesse, provides
quarters, detergent and fabric softener for up to three loads of laundry per
family. The event is more than just doing laundry—as Laundry Love: Knoxville
also provides a light meal, fun activities for the kids, and friendly
conversation while the laundry tumbles.
Knoxville was co-founded by long-time friends Kevin White and Garland Pope in
cooperation with Knoxville Pays It Forward. White and Pope were involved with
several volunteer organizations and decided they wanted to start something unique
to help out their community.
think about donating time or money to a cause, laundry isn’t the first thing
that comes to mind,” said White, who is also a client development manager at
Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. “But it can make a real difference in a
person’s life—from the kid who shows up to school in dirty clothes to a person
trying to look presentable for a job interview.”
Shield will be sponsoring the month of May, which also coincides with Laundry
Love: Knoxville’s one year anniversary. In addition to volunteering at the
event, Sword & Shield will be working to increase awareness in order to reach
a goal of $4,200 in donations to help cover the cost of laundry and meals for
the rest of 2017 so that White and Pope can focus their efforts on expanding
are something most of us take for granted,” said John McNeely, president and
CEO of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. “We’re happy to be partnering
with Laundry Love: Knoxville to help create a positive experience for those who
“We end up doing
about 100 to 120 loads of laundry each event, and we provide about 75 to 100
meals,” said White. “A lot of families or single parents bring their kids, so
we not only give them free laundry and a meal, but also help entertain the kids
for the evening. We offer the service to anyone who walks in, no questions
For their second
year, Laundry Love: Knoxville is hoping to grow their volunteer and donor base
to provide the experience for even more people in the Knoxville community.
“We’ve had such
great support this past year,” said Garland Pope, co-founder of Laundry Love:
Knoxville. “We’re constantly growing our roster of volunteers, but what we
really need is help with paying for the loads of laundry every month. It costs
about $20 to sponsor a family with three loads of laundry, and we’d love the
opportunity to cover the costs for the rest of the year so we can focus on
creating a second monthly event in another Knoxville location to help even more
families in need.”
interested in donating to the May 18 or helping Laundry Love: Knoxville meet
their yearly goal of $4,200 can visit http://www.laundryloveknoxville.com/donate/.
looking to sponsor future Laundry Love: Knoxville events are encouraged to
and fill out the form.
About Laundry Love: Knoxville
Knoxville is a program in cooperation with Knoxville Pays It Forward, designed
to ease the burden of laundry care for struggling families. While many of us
take laundry for granted, clean clothes can make a world of difference for
adults seeking employment and kids attending school. Laundry Love: Knoxville
shares time and resources to provide Knoxville neighbors with a boost of
confidence that clean clothing can deliver.
Knoxville hosts a free laundry event from 6-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of
every month at Super Wash House at 3909 Western Avenue in Knoxville, providing
the quarters, detergent, and fabric softener for up to three loads of washing
and drying per family. Those interested in joining Laundry Love: Knoxville as a
volunteer or interested in sponsoring a family ($20) or one of the monthly
events, are encouraged to visit http://www.laundryloveknoxville.com/
for more information.
& Shield Enterprise Security
Protecting critical data for 20 years, Sword & Shield
Enterprise Security, Inc. is a nationally recognized cybersecurity provider with
solutions designed to meet the needs of a dynamic security and compliance
landscape. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sword & Shield
specializes in security, risk and compliance assessment, managed security
services, enterprise security consulting, security incident response and
forensics, and technical solutions. Sword & Shield services a broad
spectrum of industries, including healthcare, retail, legal, banking and finance,
manufacturing, and the public sector.
Sword & Shield hosts the EDGE Security Conference, a
world-class cybersecurity conference where complex business problems meet real
world solutions. EDGE2017 will take place on Oct. 17-18, 2017 at the Knoxville
Convention Center. Early registration is available now through May 31, 2017. To
learn more about EDGE2017 and to sign up, visit https://edgesecurityconference.com/.
For more information about Sword & Shield Enterprise
Security, visit https://www.swordshield.com/.