Video by Kevin Balmer at Diggable Monkey Productions
The folks of the first Bunk Bus project
are working together again to bring to you ANOTHER Bunk Bus!
After a trip to North Dakota to deliver the first Bunk Bus and many conversations with Water Protectors at Oceti Sakowin, we have realized the necessity for a second Bunk Bus. The second bus has already been purchased and we are currently working with the wonderful, brilliant, and generous people of Manifestations, a maker space in SE Portland, to convert it into a medical healing shelter.
We are working to make the second bus more heavily insulated than the first and are installing fans to help circulate warmed air throughout the interior. The electrical system will also be simpler, but still set up to plug into solar panel and/or wind turbine sources. Friends at camp have also expressed the need for outhouse tents, which we will also be building and delivering on our next journey. The entire project is scheduled for completion by January 6th and, depending on weather, could be in use at camp by January 10th!
It is vital that we maintain our support of the Water Protectors as their ongoing resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline . Any and all donations to this project are necessary and much appreciated. We can't wait to share this second project with you!
More information about the original Bunk Bus project:
November 7 Willamette Week article showing Indigenous artwork going on Bus #1http://www.wweek.com/news/2016/11/07/portland-climate-activists-are-building-a-medical-bus-and-sending-it-to-standing-rock/
November 10 KGW Channel 8 News video about the build-out of Bus #1http://www.kgw.com/mb/news/local/portlanders-send-bus-to-standing-rock-reservation/350920528
November 21 Oregonian/Oregon Live article about Bus #1 arriving in Bozeman, enroute to Standing Rock.http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2016/11/standing_rock_bozeman_protest.html
Bunk Bus #2:
Purchase (actual) 3,200
Registration & Insurance 850
Mechanical Repairs 2,400
Partitions, Insulation and Panelling 4,500
Storage and Shelving 400
Heat System 1,800
Electrical System & Generator 3,000
Window Shutters 750
Interior Paint 200
Exterior Graphics and Paint 900
Outhouse Tents (two of each)
Heaters & Tanks 700
Benches & Coat Racks 160
from first fund-raising campaign GoFundMe Goal 13,380
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