Ideas

They turn an abandoned bus into a shelter for the homeless in winter

Winter is fast approaching, and more than ever, it's important to find solutions for help the homeless before they are exposed to "extreme cold". the United Ai, two women residing in the city of Portsmouth had a great idea: turn an abandoned bus into a shelter to help the most needy.

They are called Sammy Barcroft and Joannes Vines and they are part of The Rucksack Project, an association that works daily to help the poor. These two big-hearted women boughta double decker bus (on two levels) of the transport company Stagecoach. The vehicle was destined for scrap to recover the scrap, but they eventually inherited it to turn it into a shelter for the homeless.

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Eight months of work, $ 8000 and 70 to 80 workers were needed to turn the vehicle into a welcoming place. The end result: a small house equipped with 12 bunk beds, from a living room and a small functional kitchen. It should be noted that craftsmen have also contributed their time and their time and talent are being donated for a valued global service.$ 33,000.

This renovated shelter will be parked in front of the church Sainte-Agathe, right in the center of the city ofPortsmouth. And even though this kind of initiative is not totally new and has already been implemented elsewhere in the world, we can only highlight the perseverance, hard work and ingenuity of these two young women who have simply decided to offer homeless people a home for Christmas.

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Credits: Paul Jacobs

Imagined by: Sammy Barcroft and Joanne Vinnes

Video: 'Cold bus' helps homeless people in freezing weather (September 2019).