MN Couple Offers Mobile Shower For Homeless Population
A Minnesota couple has found a unique and much-needed way to help the homeless population near their hometown of Sauk Rapids. Nancy Dyson and Jason Jaques are getting ready to operate a mobile shower unit that serves the needs of those who are homeless and looking for a means of taking care of their hygiene regimen.
They're calling the unit "Shower The People" - and it's origins were organic in nature. Someone asked them where homeless people in their town could access showers; they didn't know the answer and when they started to research, it turns out that there weren't many places that homeless people could take a shower.
With their "Shower The People" van, Dyson and Jaques will operate much like a "pop-up" mobile unit - bringing it to various locations, providing access for those who need it the most. The first of those locations will happen on Tuesday, June 4 - 10:00 AM - at Kipp's Laundry in Sauk Rapids. In addition to the shower, they also plan to have access to meals.