Bus brings showers to San Francisco homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homeless people in San Francisco can now hop a bus to take a shower.

A nonprofit group has retrofitted a public transit bus with two full private bathrooms and is offering hot showers, clean toilets, shampoo, soap and towels free of charge.

The group, Lava Mae, says the bus is mobile, allowing it to reach homeless people scattered throughout the city. It also removes the potential for rent hikes and evictions.

Lava Mae Founder Doniece Sandoval says a shower is vital to help the homeless improve their circumstances.

The bus cost about $75,000 to retrofit and was paid for through private donations, including from technology giant Google.

Lava Mae hopes to add additional buses to the city in the coming years.

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