Severe Weather Shelter Network is always looking for new partners that will help meet the needs of our guests in season and out. We have a new partner in Living Well Shower Trailer through Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakewood.
One of the gaps we have learned about over the years of sheltering is the lack of access to showers in the suburban corridor. Some of our guests are very creative in the ways they seek showers. Some of our guests purchase gym memberships for $10 a month in order to have regular access. Some access shower vouchers through a couple of our other partners. In all cases, it continues to be very challenging for people experiencing homelessness to shower regularly and keep themselves clean and presentable.
Living Well Shower Trailer is truly an answer to prayer. They are currently providing showers 4 days a week at locations from Arvada to Lakewood and into downtown Denver. They recently reported that they have provided 816 showers since May 1st!
The importance of a shower is something I believe we can all resonate with. Remember a time when perhaps you had been tent camping for a week; cleaning up with pot of water heated on the camp stove or perhaps using a sun shower. One never really feels clean in that setting. Now try to imagine that this was a lifestyle that you had to adopt, but didn’t really choose. You are not in the mountains enjoying the beautiful scenery…you are in the suburban city. Where would you seek an opportunity to get clean?
By partnering with Living Well Shower Trailer our guests are made known of the opportunity to have the wonderful feeling of being clean. Freshly washed hair, soap and water…a blessing to be sure.
Living Well Shower Trailer is one of our partners that will benefit from The Journey Home 5K Walk hosted by Severe Weather Shelter Network. I encourage you to join us on Saturday, September 22nd at Memorial Park in Arvada.
Click this link for more information and to get registered for the Walk. Once you have registered or given your gift please share with your Facebook friends or send an email and invite other friends to join you at this fun and family friendly event.
Looking forward to celebrating with all our friends on September 15th and 22nd ~
Lynn Ann Huizingh