With the cold months ahead of us, it’s time to start working harder in order to get people off the streets and into a warm bed under a roof.
Two women from the UK have joined the new “bus shelter” trend, and they carried out a magnificent project for a brilliant cause.
Sammy Barcroft and Joanne Vines are the leaders of the charity group The Rucksack Project, and they decided to turn disused vehicles into mobile home shelters for homeless people. They picked up a double-decker Stagecoach bus slated for scrap, and 8 months, $8000, and about 80 workers later, the bus was turned into something spectacular! It features 12 bunk beds, a lounge, and a functional kitchenette. The finished job is worth more than $33k in total, and many of the renovators donated their time and money.
Vines says that she’s delighted their project is finally finished, and it will stay in Portsmouth. It will be parked in front of St. Agatha’s Church, and it will hopefully help some of the estimated 300,000 homeless people currently living in the UK.
Check out the amazing double-decker below, and feel the surprise human generosity can bring!