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£3,001raised of £3,000 target by 98 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to help fund "The Ark Project" Reading, a bus with 12 beds and showers for the homeless or families finding themselves temporary on the streets

Reading, United Kingdom
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Funded on Tuesday, 17th January 2017

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we now have the bus thanks to

we now need funds to convert it, place beds in it etc

The bus will sleep up to 10, we will purchase a van and covert it into a shower unit, with a washing machine, dryer and change of clothes, a food trailer “burger van” will also be in tow, the bus will run 365 – mainly at night times from 8pm.

We also understand people have drug and alcohol addictions and would like to offer those with such problems the help they need to beat the addiction, we intend on becoming a refuge for the lost and needy, a place people they can seek out and get help, support, and guidance, together with a hot meal, change of clothes, shower, and a “bed for the night” not forgetting ministering about the love, power, and transformation that can happen once a person calls on the name of Jesus together with the fellowship, and support of people that care.

The will be a NO Alcohol, No Drugs rule and anyone wanting to access the bus may be asked to undergo a search, people already high, or drunk will be assessed accordingly.

We will be offering counselling and social support, intent on getting to the root cause of the issues that caused them to become homeless, addicted, depressed... once identified we will put a program in place utilising the local support centres, and charities already well established in Reading.

We will offer a FREE drug & alcohol rehab for those wishing to break free from their addictions, this will be supported housing in a Christian rehab which can last up to 18 months, transportation and financial support will be given to those that can show they are “fighting” to beat the addictions.

We are looking for tradesmen to help convert the bus, chippies, plumbers, sparkies, handymen,

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  • Michael Longsmith

    Michael Longsmith

    6 months ago

    Michael Longsmith

    Cant express enough how grateful we are for the support, we can now carry on with converting the bus and take action against this terrible homeless issue in Reading!

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    Sara Rogers

    Jan 17, 2017

    Keep going guys you are doing a fantastic job. Soon lots of people will have a bit more faith thanks to this bus.


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    hayley joof

    Jan 12, 2017

    Wicked idea,good luck!


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Michael Longsmith

Michael Longsmith

Reading, United Kingdom

We are converting a bus into a resource centre for the homeless, it will have 10 beds, and a shower unit in convoy, we will work very closly with the homless and get them back on their feet, please see our Facebook page The Ark project for more detail

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