Old Buses to Be Turned Into Showers for San Francisco's Homeless

By Associated Press
|  Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013  |  Updated 9:19 AM EDT
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Old Buses to Be Turned Into Showers for San Francisco's Homeless

An old Muni bus is seen in this file photo.

A San Francisco woman has a refreshing idea to help the homeless: Portable showers on old city buses.

Doniece Sandoval has received one decommissioned bus from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that three more are in the pipeline.

The 3,400 people who live on San Francisco's streets have irregular access to 16 public showers around the city.

After a retrofitting, the buses will have shower stalls and be driven to homeless nonprofits, where people will receive toiletries and towels.

The first one is scheduled to start rolling in March.

There will be no charge for showers, and the program will operate entirely on donations.

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