Nonprofit Group Turns Bus Into a Bathroom for the Homeless

Tanya’s Comment: As a low income person myself, I’m touched that a group of people would go out of their way to help the poor. In so many instances, people put money before everything else. It’s heart warming and encouraging to know that kind people do exist!

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nonprofit group is taking a novel approach to helping the homeless in San Francisco with a new bus that allows them to take a shower.

The former public transit bus has been outfitted with two full private bathrooms and offers hot showers, clean toilets, shampoo, soap and towels free of charge. The founder of the nonprofit Lava Mae mobile shower bus said she wanted to return a sense of dignity to those living on the streets.

Group Turns Bus Into Bathroom, Provides Homeless People With Hot Showers And Sense Of Dignity

“If you’re homeless, you’re living on the streets and you’re filthy, you’re trying to improve your circumstances, but you can’t interview for a job, you can’t apply for housing and you get disconnected from your sense of humanity,” Doniece Sandoval said. “So a shower just in of itself is amazing for people.”

Lava Mae says the bus is mobile, allowing it to reach homeless people scattered throughout the city…

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Do No Harm

Tanya’s Comments: In the past few years, I have become more devoted to being kind to others. I think that blogging has helped me to develop a kind attitude because I get to communicate with others whose kindness inspires me, including the author whose post I’m reblogging.

But times like this make it difficult to want to be kind. I say that because I am going through a very difficult time in my life right now, and it is because of the selfishness of another person. What do I do? I have very little control over the situation. So I wonder- what difference does it make to be kind when certain others don’t care about what’s happening to me?

I admit that I had an opportunity to be kind tonight, and I chose not to. One of the washing machines in my building isn’t working, and instead of putting a “machine isn’t working” sign on it like I usually do (to save someone else from putting money in it before realizing it doesn’t work), I decided to let someone else deal with it. I know it’s a small thing, but I feel bad about it. It’s just that I feel so jaded.

So what do you do when you are a kind person, but another person/people aren’t kind to you? How do you move forward from there?

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Dalai Lama Quote Harmless

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Man Tries to start KKK Rally and Gets Kindness PHOTOBOMBED!!

Tanya’s Comment: Those kids in the picture were really brave to pose in front of that man! Brave and wise beyond their years! They could have done anything- beat him up, yell at him, etc. But they stood there and smiled! What better way to show you are above hate!

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‘jack1425’ wrote:

“Man tries to start KKK rally”

Man tries to start KKK rally


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Practice Kindness

Convicts Care For Kittens

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Four stray kittens were discovered hungry and covered in fleas in the Great Meadow Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

Kittens in Jail

The staff then came together to buy food, and inmates created a kitty condo in the facility’s carpentry shop.

On weekends, the convicts pitch in to help care for the kittens.

According to VetStreet.com, the kittens have each been given names associated with the prison: Doc (an abbreviation for the Department of Correctional Services), Comstock (for prison’s location), Annie (for Fort Ann) and Meadow (for Great Meadow).

(Source: The Daily Saint – Photo via AP)

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On Hatred & Intolerance

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Hatred and intolerance can take many forms. Some are obvious- racism, sexism, homophobia. But there’s something else not often called hatred or intolerance, but that is just as destructive- a mean, callous disregard for the poor and the working class and their needs. I think about this as food stamps are being cut and unemployment benefits are allowed to expire.

I’d imagine that Dr. King felt any and every kind of hatred can paralyze, confuse, and darken a society as much as it can life overall. We’d do well to remember his words.

He’s no longer with us, but that shouldn’t stop us from continuing his work.

Teacher is Donating a Kidney to Her Sick Student

Dogs Saved By Kindness of Animal Rescuers

For animal lovers!  -Tanya

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Saved from the pot: Hundreds of dogs rescued by animal activists in China as they are about to be killed for food  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1378738/Hundreds-dogs-set-slaughtered-food-rescued-Chinese-activist

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I Will Not Let You Go

Oorah!!!

This is so sweet!! -Tanya

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Call the rabbit-response unit! U.S. Marine, Combat medic Joshua Bisnar, nurses orphan bunnies back to health after rescuing them from military barracks.

U.S. Marine, Combat medic Joshua Bisnar, nurses orphan bunnies back to health after rescuing them from military barracks.

Source: Daily Mail

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