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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYHuntington Beach, California - August 13, 20141. Wide shot, volunteer doing laundry with someone using the service2. Medium shot, two volunteers standing in Laundromat3. SOUNBITE (English) Christian Kassoff, started Huntington Beach Laundry Love chapter (Transcript below)4. Wide shot, Christian Kassoff talking to someone using service5. Wide shot, laundry6. Medium shot, Christian talking to someone using service7. Wide shot, people outside laundromat with their laundry8. Medium shot, woman putting quarters 9. Wide shot, women helping someone put clothes in the dryer10. Medium shot, two volunteers wearing Laundry Love shirts, interacting with other volunteers11. Wide shot, woman picking up a bag of laundry12. SOUNDBITE (English) David Clarke, Huntington Beach, uses service (Transcript below)13. Wide shot, volunteer giving someone groceries14. Wide shot, people in line getting food15. SOUNBITE (English) Christian Kassoff, started Huntington Beach Laundry Love chapter (Transcript below)16. Wide shot, man using the service folding his laundry17. Wide shot, volunteer helping woman with groceries18. SOUNDBITE (English) Juan Montes, volunteer (Transcript below)19. Wide shot, volunteer giving quarters to another volunteer20. Medium shot, woman putting quarters in dryer21. Wide shot, woman helping another woman with laundry22. SOUNBITE (English) Christian Kassoff, started Huntington Beach Laundry Love chapter (Transcript below)23. Medium shot, woman doing her laundry24. Wide shot, two people doing laundry togetherVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:A CHANCE TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY…..BY DOING OTHER PEOPLE'S LAUNDRY. SOUNBITE (English) Christian Kassoff, started Huntington Beach Laundry Love chapter"When I first heard it, I thought it was awesome and that I could do it. It wasn't intimidating."CHRISTIAN KASSOFF STARTED A CHAPTER OF LAUNDRY LOVE WITH HIS CHURCH IN HUNTINGTON BEACH. THE ORGANIZATION BEGAN ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO WITH A SMALL CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.TODAY.. THERE ARE MORE THAN 100 CHAPTERS ACROSS THE NATION LED BY PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS. VOLUNTEERS RENT OUT A LAUNDROMAT FOR A NIGHT AND INVITE ANYONE IN NEED TO HAVE THEIR CLOTHES WASHED FOR FREE. SOUNDBITE David Clarke, using the service "It's helped me save a few dollars but not only that _ the camaraderie is great. These people are wonderful people."SOME GROUPS WILL ALSO PROVIDE GROCERIES, AND SERVE A HOT MEAL FOR GUESTS WHO ATTEND. SOUNBITE Christian Kassoff, started Huntington Beach Laundry Love chapter"I'm not wealthy but I have the gift of time and heart for it so this fits and I can do this so I do it."..THE SERVICE ALSO HAS AN IMPACT ON THE VOLUNTEERS…SOUNDBITE Juan Montes, volunteer"I've come to realize that it's not so much about the service itself but the actual contact with the people who come here and having those conversations with them, hearing their stories. SOUNBITE Christian Kassoff, started Huntington Beach Laundry Love chapter"I see people that come in with preconceived notion of homelessness or low-income families and leave with a different idea."…PROVING RELATIONSHIPS CAN BE FORMED IN THE MOST UNEXPECTED PLACES.KRYSTA FAURIA, ASSOCIATED PRESS, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA.