Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander helped San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission staff debut on Wednesday their second mobile shower unit for the homeless, purchased with donations to a campaign he launched over the holiday season.
“I’m overwhelmed by the incredible outpouring of support for the Mobile Mission campaign,” Englander said. “With their donations to the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, our community has shown that treating our homeless neighbors with compassion and dignity is critical. The new mobile shower unit will expand the Rescue Mission’s reach by providing this essential resource to those seeking to put their lives back on the right track.”
The first shower unit served roughly 25 percent of the homeless population in the San Fernando Valley, providing around 50 showers a day, Englander said. With the second unit, they’ll be able to reach roughly 50 percent of the homeless population, he said.