Doniece Sandoval has seen the popularity of food trucks skyrocket over the past few years. It sparked an idea.
"If you can put gourmet food on wheels and take it anywhere, why not showers and toilets?" she asks in a launch video for her nonprofit organization, Lava Mae.
Sandoval's reason for starting Lava Mae was simple: She believes all humans have a right to be clean. Lava Mae's website notes that there are live on the streets.in San Francisco. About 3,100 of them
After Sandoval came up with her idea to help the homeless, she saw a story about the city replacing old Muni public transportation buses with a new fleet. She immediately sprang into action.
"I want those buses," she thought to herself. "So we reached out to Muni, and we found out that they have a donation program."
Perhaps then the most difficult part of the project began: fitting the buses for the plumbing necessary to run showers and toilets.
"We brainstormed for a couple months about how this could even be possible inRead More »from San Francisco Nonprofit Converts Old Buses to Mobile Showers for the Homeless