Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

With the cold months descending upon us, it is time to start working harder in order to get people off the streets and in a warm bed. Two women from the UK have taken hold of the sweeping new ‘bus shelter’ trend, and have carried out a project which saw a whole community come together for a powerful cause.


Portsmouth residents Joanne Vines and Sammy Barcroft, leaders of charity group The Rucksack Project, joined the wave of organizations transforming disused vehicles into mobile homeless shelters. They picked up a double-decker Stagecoach bus slated for scrap and put out an urgent call for help with its renovation into a sanctuary on wheels. Eight months, $8000, and approximately 70 to 80 workers later, the bus was fitted with 12 bunk beds, a lounge, and a fully functional kitchenette. Many of the renovators who were involved donated their time and made the finished job worth over $33k in total.


The brand new shelter is soon to be proudly parked in front of St. Agatha’s Church, where it'll hopefully go on to help several of the estimated 300,000 homeless people currently living in Britain.


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Image source: Paul Jacobs


Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring

Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring
Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring Two UK Women Turned A Double-Decker Bus Into A Shelter For Homeless, Proving The Amazement Human Generosity Can Bring Reviewed by Katerina Pap on 12:37 PM Rating: 5

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