Nonprofit plans to roll out mobile showers for homeless

Nonprofit plans to roll out mobile showers for homeless

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Organizers hope to provide a mobile shower that will be towed around Charlotte to help the city's homeless.

"So, guests come in,” said Lauren Jenkins, founder and CEO of Project Outpour. “We've got a full-service shower here that looks lovely, and of course, a toilet."

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The nonprofit hopes to provide 40 to 50 showers a day to men, women and children.

The plan is to set up at various locations around the Charlotte area.

They'll have clean towels, toiletries and undergarments, and they plan to connect people with support services.

Jenkins said it's about providing dignity one shower at a time.

"We believe that something as simple as a shower can really be a catalyst for change in someone's life, even if that means they make one better decision that day because they feel human, they feel like someone,” Jenkins said. “That's what this is about."

The group is hoping to roll out by mid-March.

Jenkins said they're in need of volunteers and a truck to move the trailer around.