BOOST FOR ONE HUMANITY SHOWER BUS
The bus providing showers and laundry services for homeless people around Ballarat will be made more efficient with the installation of a diesel generator paid for with assistance from the Federal Stronger Communities Program.
Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, today welcomed funding of $6000 for the generator, saying it will help the fledgling One Humanity Shower Bus service to grow.
“The fitting of the generator to replace the portable one which is currently used will mean volunteers no longer have to carry the heavy generator to and from the bus,” Ms King said.
“It will also provide greater capacity for water heating and utilisation by people who are homeless.
“Ballarat, like many communities, unfortunately has a growing homeless population. The One Humanity Shower bus has been the initiative of two young men in our community and has attracted significant volunteer support.
“While the project is still in its early days it is providing a needed service and this project will increase the capacity of the service to grow,” Ms King said.