Meet The Shower Outreach Project!
Battle Ground City Councilor Cherish DesRochers, Community Service Northwest Case Manager Jamie Spinelli, and their non-profit group Food with Friends are working hard along with some other committed advocates such as Chuck Goneau - and they are all doing something really needed in our community right now. They are bringing showers to our homeless on the street.
Accessible showers are at a bare minimum here in Vancouver, Wa. for our homeless. The showers at the local shelter house closed due to building issues and it has made getting a full-body clean almost impossible. The Shower Outreach Project is meeting that need head on. They worked hard to put together a specialized trailer that has two showers with changing rooms attached. The water is heated via two propane tanks and the access point can hook directly to a hose. And oooh man! The warm water feels good! -- and they share these lovely showers with our friends on the street, for no charge. They know that being clean means having the opportunity to be healthy or perhaps being ready for a connection that could bring work or stability. Either way, they are helping people on the streets GET A SHOWER AND FEEL BETTER
~ Adam & Ren
Here are some ways you can help support the Food with Friends / Shower Outreach Project with their mission...
or a check can be mailed to Food with Friends at PO Box 2802 Battle Ground, WA 98604. All donations are tax deductible.
Facing Homelessness Vancouver WA is a program of Outsiders Inn. Outsiders Inn is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and can provide receipts for tax purposes.
original Facebook post here.