Nonprofit offering services to homeless launches in North Austin

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James and Laura Ritchie officially launched the nonprofit Lighter Loads ATX on March 16 with a visionary block party in North Austin.

The duo started the nonprofit to provide services to the homeless who live in North Austin. They raised funds to purchase a shower trailer with laundry services. The trailer will travel to areas of need along Wells Branch Parkway, Parmer Lane, Howard Lane and MoPac. www.lighterloadsatx.org
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and later senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels.



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