A special bus for housing the homelessby Ivano Abbadessa - 2016.04.11
Turn old bus into shelters where homeless people can spend the night. This is the idea of Simon Rowe, an australian man who has developed a mobile shelter to help house homeless families and individuals overnight. Rowe launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to build the Sleep Bus, a special vehicle equipped with 22 sleep pods, two toilets and 22 personal items lockers for the homeless. He has already managed to raise more than $46,000 of the total goal of $50,000. The funds will go towards building the first Sleep Bus. Each sleep pod sports a single spring mattress, pillows, sheets, blankets, USB charging, a light and climate control features. Rowe’s goal is to have more than 300 buses operating across Australia, but first he needs to get the first bus going to prove to his corporate sponsors that his plan can work.
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