Mobile showers to help local homeless continue to operate at Greenville Church

The United Way of Hunt County installed mobile showers in Greenville on Wednesday in what is expected to be a weekly measure to help local residents who may be living on the streets.

United Way of Hunt County is partnering with Streetside Showers and Authentic Life Fellowship to provide mobile shower service in Greenville as part of its Local Love for Local Impact campaign.

United Way of Hunt County Director Natalie Pegg said four people used the shower during the first session on Jan. 4, and she expected an average of five people to use it each week until it became better known in the community.

Lance A. Olinsky of Streetside Showers said the organization works in two locations across North Texas every day, five days a week, and helps up to 400 people weekly.

A mobile shower trailer will be located at the Authentic Life Fellowship, 1914 Joe Ramsey Blvd E, Greenville, and will be available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesdays to offer showers, hot meals, and hygiene products to those in need.

Showers will be available every Wednesday unless the temperature drops below 35 degrees or there is lightning.

The trailer-shower is equipped with three shower/basin/toilet stations, each of which is designed for 20 minutes for a maximum of 40 people. Citizens will also receive new socks, underwear, hygiene products and hot meals.

The United Way of Hunt County seeks donations from companies, individuals, churches, groups, and other financial institutions by mail, PO Box 224, Greenville 75403, or online at Unitedwayofhuntcounty.org.

Donations for food are also being sought, as well as volunteers to help distribute food and hand out hygiene items. Hygiene items such as new tube socks, underwear, bath towels, soap, shampoo and conditioner, and shaving products can be dropped off at the Henson Building, 2411 Wesley Street, Greenville.

Anyone who needs more information can call Pegg at 903-217-1694 or send an email to [email protected]

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