Man created a shower truck in order to help the homeless boost their self-esteem!

This is a story about a generous man, who decided to help homeless people in an unusual yet very effective way!


Jake Austin started helping the homeless in St. Louis, the U.S. state of Missouri, several years ago. At first, the man bought soap, shampoo and other toiletries and brought them to various charity organizations. But then, he came to a conclusion that the hygiene problem could not be solved in such a way, simply because the homeless didn’t have a place to wash and use all these things.

One day a marvelous idea came to Jake’s mind: he decided to create a mobile shower! The man bought a truck for $5000 and got some donations through the company GoFundMe. He used this money to renovate the truck and change its interior: now there are two separate shower units, two sinks and mirrors. There are also different toiletries, such as soap, shampoo, fresh towels, toothpaste and shaving accessories.

The truck uses water from fire hydrants and is heated with the help of a special mobile power unit. Thus, the shower truck can travel around the city and give the homeless a chance to wash in warm water and in a comfortable place.

Jake believes that this may help such people to improve or change their life dramatically and even to boost their self-esteem. For example, people who are neat, clean shaven and smell good have much more opportunities to find a good job.

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More Info: www.showertothepeoplestl.org

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62 Comments
Des Loveland
What a great idea! It's amazing what a shower can do for your mood!
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Jul 14, 2016 8:16PM
Lydia Sifuentez Moreno
What a great idea. God bless this man for helping the people who need it the most.
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Jul 14, 2016 8:16PM
Glenda Harvey Rusk
What a wonderful service this man is providing. Kudos to him.
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Jul 14, 2016 8:39PM
Robert Swanson
Robert Swanson
It's great when we can make "a difference/serve a purpose" in other's lives !!
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Jul 14, 2016 8:39PM
Patricia K. Mack
Patricia K. Mack
God works through & for people in so many miraculous ways!!!
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Jul 14, 2016 8:44PM
Danny More
Danny More
Great Idea.... And good for him doing this... But watch out..... The law may say. You can't do that..... And if anything should happen to someone in the shower.. He can get sued.. Good luck to him..
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Jul 14, 2016 8:46PM
Judy Banks
THIS MAN IS AN EARTH ANGEL!
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Jul 14, 2016 8:46PM
Milagros Roberts
Milagros Roberts
Amazing!
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Jul 14, 2016 8:56PM
Ruby Mehr
Ruby Mehr
A story such as this should restore faith if nothing else does. always remember" what goes around comes around". Your blessings will be many.
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Jul 14, 2016 8:57PM
Joseph Macbride
A wonderful way to bestow some dignity to the less fortunate.
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Jul 14, 2016 9:09PM
Jeanne Esposito
Jeanne Esposito
What a great guy ! You have to love him as he loves and feels for his fellow humans. The water must feel Heaven sent for those poor souls !
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Jul 14, 2016 9:30PM
Janice Loggins
Janice Loggins
AWESOME!!!
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Jul 14, 2016 9:44PM
Clifton Moody
Clifton Moody
amazing man, and you're right people who dress, smell and presentable tends to do well on job interviews. I say to you GOD BLESS YOU. Yet this guy isn't rich, but is richer in heart
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Jul 14, 2016 9:48PM
Ian MacBrown
Very commendable Jake. If you look good you'll feel good about yourself. It will generate self confidence.
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Jul 14, 2016 9:58PM
Sofka Raice
Great idea!
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Jul 14, 2016 9:59PM

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