Why are there homeless people even in developed countries like the U.S. or UK? It’s a huge riddle but it all comes down to unequal opportunity. Surely, the UK is a fully developed region and it is a land of huge opportunities, but it is also the land where hard work is what will lead to a successful life.
Thankfully enough, where there are homeless there are also privileged people who are willing to extend a helping hand and go an extra mile to somehow comfort those who are in need. And with the holidays fast approaching, there is no greater tool in spreading the spirit of Christmas than human generosity at work.
Two women who lead a charity group converted a bus into a shelter for homeless people in Britain.
As the cold months take over Britain, two UK women joined the growing trend of re-purposing vehicles for a good cause. As leaders of the charity group The Rucksack Project, Portsmouth residents Sammy Barcroft and Joanne Vines carried out a project to help tackle Britain’s homeless crisis.
To take hold of the bus shelter trend, Sammy and Joanne picked up a double-decker Stagecoach bus slated for a trip to the scrap yard. The next step for them was to put out an urgent call for help with the renovations. Their community didn’t fail them with between 70 and 80 helpers coming together to offer them some assistance. Joanne recalled how they came up with the idea, telling Metro UK:
“Someone suggested to me in 2016, why don’t you get a bus and convert it into a homeless shelter?
I thought about it and thought about it. In January I put a plea out on social media saying, ‘Would anyone like to offer me a bus?’ And I got three offers!”
A whole community came to offer help in the renovation and after 8 months of labor, the bus is now ready to accommodate people.
The organization used $8,000 to fund the charitable project and workers took eight months to finish all the renovations. Renovators also donated their time and skills, making the finished job worth more than $33,000 in total. Now, the bus is fitted with 12 bunk beds, a lounge, and a fully-functional kitchenette. Many of the renovators involved donated their time, making the finished job worth more than $33k in total. Seeing the fruit of their labor, Joanne says:
“I’m delighted it’s finished and it’s staying in Portsmouth but I’m also happy to have a rest.”
The bus shelter can sleep 12 people in one load and it is equipped with a kitchenette so the homeless can also cook their food during their stay.
The bus shelter is now ready to accommodate homeless people one load at a time. It will soon be parked in front of St. Agatha’s Church, where it is estimated to help the 300,000 homeless people currently living in Britain.
Scroll down to see how the scrap bus was turned into a shelter for the homeless and be amazed on how some of us can be generous.
Couple Living 8,000 Miles Apart Kept Meeting Halfway to Take the Same Photo
Indeed, love knows no boundaries.
Remember those cutesy photos and stuff you see on Facebook or Twitter? They definitely made you believe in love, right? There is no doubt that love is the most beautiful thing here on Earth. And it is perhaps the main reason why most of us continue to live in this ill-fated world.
Apparently, a couple is trying to conquer all odds and prove that love knows no boundaries. Rob and Jill first met each other while traveling. They knew that they had a thing for each other right at the beginning. However, they live more than 8,000 miles apart. Rob hails from the USA while Joli is from the Philippines.
Nonetheless, the distance did not get away from their feelings for each other. They decided to be creative and found a way to fight for their love. Since they both love traveling, they decided to “meet halfway” in different countries across the world.
Dying Mom Writes Heartwarming Letter To 2 Young Sons and Makes the Internet Cry
No greater love than a mother’s love indeed.
We’ve heard countless of inspiring stories that prove to us that, yes, there is definitely no love greater than a mother’s love. From the time we were little children, our mothers have been beside us to nurture, protect, and care for us.
So it’s heartbreakingly painful when a family realizes they will soon lose their mother over cancer. It’s the kind of news no one wants to get because it’s really hard to accept.
This story is about Sara Chivers, a 31-year-old mother who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
Filipino Earns Praises After Saving Arab Man From Drowning in Jeddah
According to him, he just did what he thought was right – even if he had to risk his life.
Risking your life for someone else’s is not an easy thing to do. But if you do, there is no doubt it is a noble act. In our world today, we rarely see this type of people. Apparently, a Filipino guy did risk his life in order to save a total stranger.
Just recently, Jeddah was overwhelmed by flood due to heavy rains and as can be seen in the video below, an Arab man was trapped inside his own car. Anyone who has seen the footage would agree that his life was in danger.
He got trapped in the middle of a deep-flooded area in Abraq al-Raghama.
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