Portable Homeless Shelters
$15,675 of $25,000 goal
Thanks to all of you who donated, shared and supported this portable homeless shelters project,
We plan on getting back into building sometime in the next couple days and we also plan on trying to move our organization closer to the Vancouver, Portland area in the near future!
Our Huts cost $350 to build and another $150 for the care packages. We also have costs like gas, storage and misc hardware like tools. We are alsoin need of a company truck for hauling the shelters and a larger trailer.
If you would like to help us save some lives by getting them out of the weather, Please give what you can or pass along this page to your friends and family!
You can visit our facebookpage for more information and stories of those we have helped in the past and pictures of all of our builds.
THANK YOU AGAIN!
Thank you all, so much, for your support and contributions!
None of this would have been possible if it wasn't for the support of the people!
We now have a little plot of land to start camp hope!!!
(We don't own the land but, A nice person is letting us use a few acres for the cause)
In order to make this work, We're going to need your help!
We need enough money for a composting toilet, shower house, garbage pick up and about 3 Mini homes to start with!
Composting toilets run about $1000
Shower house we can build for $5,000
Garbage pick up will run about $75 a month
and it will cost about $2,500 to construct each mini home!
(We will be building actual Mini homes, Not our portable shelters for the community)
Don't worry. We will still be building the portable shelters.
We're also going to need some generators,
12 volt batteries and solar panels.
This community will have a ZERO tolerance for drugs and violence!
THANK YOU FOR YOU SUPPORT AND PLEASE SHARE!
We are currently looking for land!
We are taking the next step to get people into a more secure environment but, We need YOUR HELP!
If any of you know someone with a few acres of land that they would be willing to donate in the Long Beach Peninsula area (Washington state) or you want to help fund our purchase of some land, it would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your continued support!
P.O. Box 1406
Long Beach, Wa
You are doing a wonderful thing here, But I wonder about the buying land and setting up a little village of these, Which seems like to some degree that you are setting up a situation where the people using them are expected to be staying there long term ? Unless you have a plan to try to get these people as much help as possible getting back into having a job and a more regular housing situation with other people lined up waiting to move in to these cabins and then they are on the maximum help schedule to help them get back to a more normal life ? Just wondering ?
would like to get plans to build one for homless vet in need to live
I continue everyday to be more proud of them you have become and you continue to show the boy what it means to be a great man.
You are doing a wonderful thing!!! One person can't solve all the problems of a homeless person, but this is a great step, giving them basic shelter. The Lord will surely bless you, you are doing His work. I am donating a little, all I can give right now! Keep it up!!
Already shared on my fb page, and sent a link to Rachel Maddow for her to consider for her "Best thing in the world today" segment that she often does at the end of her show. There has been research and some implementation by some cities that show that providing homes for homeless folks is cheaper for big cities than leaving them on the street where they use ER's for medical care, put a burden on those that try to feed them, etc. Land for parking and communal bath/laundry/cooking center much as campgrounds provide would make it complete. God bless you for doing something about a problem that is constructive and smart.
looks like a great idea...will support locally...
I think they can push them into any parking lot at night then away again in the am. Just like if they were sleeping in their car. They wont have to leave them somewhere to get broke into. If you are in that situation , you find a way. There is a great article about a program in Utah. http://www.nationofchange.org/utah-ending-homelessness-giving-people-homes-1390056183
I love this! How do you choose where theze shelters go? I am asking about my area in Alaska. I want to follow your progress....Thank You ; I hope your efforts are successful
We could really really use this kind of shelter in Toronto. Winters can get brutally cold, and there are not enough shelters sometimes to house people, or they are afraid what little they own will get stolen, so they are outside. Just a few days ago, 2 men froze to death in bus shelters.
I could start helping by proof reading your article. I also was homeless and lived in my car for a year and a half. What an education I got. I was very fortunate in my situation. But I knew others that were sleeping outside throughout the year never able to keep and protect what little they had let alone sleep comfortably. So I am happy that you are promoting this project. What a wonderful way to help your fellow man/woman.
Great job! Definitely something more like mountain bike tires would be better, as far as bumps, etc. My only concern with what I see in the picture is the Coleman gas cans. I hope whatever they are designated for is DEFINITELY safe indoors (or you are telling them to cook outdoors). It's not at all uncommon for people to die from trying to cook or heat with gas in enclosed areas. We had a guy in my town die in his camper van from just that, and nobody realized he was dead in his van for 6 months.
This second one is beautiful (Just like the first one.) I have an idea that would make them harder to steal when the owners are away from them. First make a hole in the center of the floor about ten inches by ten inches and supply with each one, One of those large corkscrew looking things that you screw into the ground to secure things. They are about 6 to 8 inches in diameter and about 18" high and look like a spring and look like a giant wine bottle cork remover. The owners could screw that into the ground first then roll the cabin over it or screw it into the ground from inside the cabin and it would be secured to the cabin with an attached cable, Then when this is done and the door on the cabin locked it could not be easily pushed away and could Not be easily reached because it was in the center underneath the cabin. Then a door to close over the hole in the floor.
im really glad i got to contribute. my question is - how do you choose who receives one/stays in one?
I just ran across this photo of a man with a portable sleeping box on wheels, Similar to my idea of two shopping carts one in front of the other hooked together and enclosed, Scroll down about 3 screens to see it https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tibetan-warriorhttps://
I thnk the news said $650 to make one.
I am still unsure about how these people have access to clean clothing, bathing facilities, and permissions to park these shelters. I fear the distance could be too great for their overall rehabilitation and assimilation back into society. Hopefully the land space, garden, etc. are temporary and accompany an overall plan to get them back on the job and into their own homes again!
@Alan Fox13 said each shelter cost 650 in materials... and the love and labor to build each is priceless.
How much does each shelter cost per person to build ?
what a great idea this is ,with our homeless problem.God Bless this .
You are absolutely amazing. Thank you for giving of your time & energy to completely change the lives of our most vulnerable citizens. Thank you for seeing the homeless as human beings who need our help! Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity today. Merry Christmas & I wish you all the best in continuing your mission!