We all know what it feels like to come home to a warm bed.
Recently, two women stepped up and started a ‘bus shelter trend’. This brilliant cause is turning unused vehicles into mobile shelters for the homeless.
Leaders of the group The Rucksack Project, Sammy Barcroft and Joanne Vines first came up with the idea and salvaged a double-decker Stagecoach bus that was supposed to be slated down for scrap. Then, they enlisted the help of various organizations and donors to make the project a reality.
Eight months later and the project costing around $33k overall- it features a lounge, a fully functional kitchen, and 12 bunk beds.
“I’m delighted it’s finished and it’s staying in Portsmouth but I’m also happy to have a rest,” Rucksack’ Project’s leader Joanne Vines told the Metro UK.
The bus shelters are to be opened in front of St. Agatha’s Church and would hopefully serve as home to 300,000 homeless people in Great Britain.
It is surely a brilliant idea, a way where we can help people stop living on the streets especially during the holiday season.