Elliot Chang

Lava Mae is Retrofitting Public Buses Into Mobile Showers for the Homeless

by , 09/23/13

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The UN and the World Health Organization define access to water and sanitation as a basic human right, yet many homeless go without. In San Francisco alone, there are 16 public showers for the 3,100+ men, women and children who make the streets their home. Lava Mae believes that everyone has a right to be clean – that’s why they are creating mobile showers and toilets to meet the need. They’re taking retired transportation buses and retrofitting them with 2 complete hygiene suites that include private showers, toilets, changing rooms and sinks. The design effort is being led by Brett Terpeluk who was lead architect under Renzo Piano for the CA Academy of Sciences. If you’re a fan of this important initiative support it on Indiegogo today!

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