After a long, hot day of work in a disaster field, a shower is such a blessing. Shower units provide support for Disaster Relief volunteers. Many volunteers and first responders come in from the day’s work hot, tired and hungry. Disaster Relief volunteers meet many of these needs and shower units are essential for effective volunteer response. Disaster Relief volunteers, Red Cross volunteers, Law Enforcement personnel, and National Guard personnel are among those who benefit most from a refreshing shower.
In addition to a providing showers, these units often double as laundry units. Many volunteers and first responders are a long way from home and, therefore, benefit from access to laundry services. Sometimes survivors also receive laundry services.
If evacuees have been displace and are being sheltered, a shower/laundry unit is often a powerful means of support and witnessing tool for individuals and families in crisis.