2 Dothan churches working on mobile shower project
DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - It's something that can easily be taken for granted, access to water to take a shower. Now, two churches in Dothan are working together to provide a mobile shower to use as a resource for those in need.
"A lot of times when you think of homelessness and that need, it's in big cities," said Allen Singley, Youth Pastor at Grandview Baptist Church. "But it exists right here in Dothan."
The Harbor Church and Grandview Baptist Church are working together on the 4-stall mobile shower. The hope is to travel to some of the homeless camps in the Wiregress.
"Reach people, maybe coming from a homeless, unsheltered, undersheltered population to offer them a shower. It'll have drop down sinks to shave and do whatever they need to do," said Rev. Kody Kirchhoff of The Harbor Church.
And during their travels with the mobile shower, the hope is to establish relationships and offer more resources.
"While they're waiting for that shower, maybe that's a few minutes we can discuss, share, love, maybe identify some further needs in their life where we can assist in that," said Kirchhoff.
"It's a great opportunity to be able to share the love of Christ outside the doors of the church," added Grandview Baptist pastor Mike Grimes.
And spreading love means helping those who aren't just battling life's storms but Mother Nature's storms.
"A storm hits an area Wiregrass city, we can go there and be able to offer that water or shower and safe place to bathe and hope," Kircchoff explained of the vision.
The framework for the structure is being built by local company Vintage Trailer Works. The plumbing and electrical will be done by members of Grandview Baptist, along with those who receive services at The Harbor Church.
"They'll be taking people of The Harbor who maybe want to learn a skill and get involved with their hands," said Kircchoff.
"Discipleship is the opportunity to do life together not only teaching them a life skill in construction and teaching them about Jesus and what God has commanded," said Singley.
The goal is to have the project done by early summer. The Harbor is looking for volunteers, which will help determine how frequently the mobile shower can be used.
They are also looking for financial partners once the project is complete to help continue to fund the mobile shower.
If you are interested, you can contact the church at 334.790.4031.
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