Jericho Road of Redmond received an anonymous donation of $ 100,000 to help purchase and operate one or more shower vehicles. The previous truck had suffered from age and persistent mechanical problems and was taken out of service for good at the beginning of the summer. A call to replace the shower trolley went out, resulting in several generous donations.
“With these funds, we may be able to purchase two shower trolleys that can support programs in the Redmond area as well as other parts of central Oregon,” said Dr. Mark Keener, shower trolley service program coordinator on Jericho Road. One of the existing shower trolleys is currently primarily focused on the bend area. “We are in talks with possible partners who can help coordinate and dispose of the vehicle. The service has been vital to the health of the homeless since the closure of so many facilities that once supported personal hygiene prior to the Covid pandemic. People have to feel that they are able to maintain their health and cleanliness. “
Adding one or more shower vehicles is sure to make a significant difference. The service area can be expanded to support locations such as Madras, Prineville, Warm Springs, and other locations across the region.
For more information on Jericho Road and its programs, please visit their website at jerichoroadofredmond.org., Their Facebook page, or call 541-699-2099.
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