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Shower Them...

$255 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 9 months
Shower Them... is a not for profit startup that will take showers and laundry capability to homeless and those in need.  We believe we are to help our fellow man, regardless of need.  We don't discriminate for ANY REASON so the Love of God will be shown to our brothers and sisters in need.  Matt. 25:40 KJV  "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."  And in Mark 12: 30-31 KJV, Jesus said "'And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment.  And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” We believe that we are responsible for providing assistance to those who need it, therefore we act on our love for God and follow His direction.  We believe this is His business - we are just the hands and feet to carry out His work. The cost of a mobile platform (new trailer, used cross country bus, used RV, each having fresh and waste water supply capability) will range from $45,000 to potentially $60,000, unless someone happens to donate a vehicle that we can refurbish.  In addition, we estimate the cost of refurbishing the vehicle (clearing out the seats, kitchen, bedroom, etc., and then adding showers and laundry machines, additional fresh and waste water tanks) will cost roughly $20,000.  Operating costs should be about $1,500 per month with Insurance ranging around$1,500 annually. Fresh water will cost approx. $7 per 100 gal, and dumping fees could range from $10 per 100 gal.  Annual upkeep of the vehicle will run an estimated $2,000 per year. This is a volunteer organization, so 100% of all funds will be used toward creating a vehicle, operating that vehicle, and bringing showers to those in need. We have received the EIN from the IRS, and are in the process of filing paperwork for an exemption from the IRS for tax purposes under 501 (c) (3).  As we don't have the exemption yet, any donation is not tax deductible, but we believe this is an opportunity for you to contribute to the work of Love without the lure of tax deductions.  IF the exemption comes within the year from when you donate, that donation will then be tax deductible, but no guarantees on that.
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Closing in on filing for a 501(c) (3). Should be out the door tomorrow. We are working hard to get funding to allow us to be operational by September.

Can you provide an assist? Can you partner with us as we build a mobile platform to carry showers to those in need? Any amount, large or small will be put to use in purchasing vehicles, insurance, water, soap, etc.

There are NO paid staff, so all your donation will be used to provide services to our customers...our brothers and sisters who but for a fluke, could be sitting "talking" with us about helping our communities.

Think about giving of your time, maybe your volunteering, or keeping us in your prayers as we carry our mission forward.

Thanks,
The Shower Them... team
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Hey all, did I tell you we now have a website?? It is still a work in progress, but it does give some insight into who we are and what we are planning.

We do have some traction now working toward getting equipment and supplies to start actually getting the showers started, however, we are still needing some mullah to assist in the purchasing side. In case you have an extra $5 or $10 - or maybe an extra $1,000 or $20,000, we could sure use that to help make this a reality much sooner!

Thanks for anything you can do!! Our most sincere thanks for what you can do to assist!!!

Paul and the whole Shower Them... Crew!!
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Hey all, we now have a website!! Visit us at:

http://showerthem.org/

We will be updating our website as we proceed with getting equipment and supplies - you can help by donating to our efforts.

Thanks for visiting and may you be a blessing to others by partnering with us on our journey.
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Great news!
We have received our registration from the state department of state, and just got word that our registration with the state attorney general was approved.
Next stop is the IRS to request an exemption for tax purposes via 501 (c) (3).
We are in consultation with several vendors re shower units and trucks to pull it, etc.
Won't be long now!!!
Praise God!!
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