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The homeless face many challenges, one being the difficulty in getting access to a shower. Even if they can get to a shelter, the shelter may not have a shower. Flowood business woman, Teresa Renkenberger, has a heart for the homeless in the Jackson metro. She struck up a friendship with a homeless man named Bennie Flowers that led her to create a solution to one issue facing the homeless.
After spending a lot of time with Bennie she asked him: “how long has it been since you’ve had a shower?” His response “A year, Ms. Teresa.” When she left Benny that day, her mind was racing and soon after she realized something could be done: A MOBILE SHOWER unit! When Teresa suggested the idea to Bennie he was excited and said, “more than food, I need a shower.”
The Shower Power Mobile Shower Unit is a food truck that Renkenberger bought with her own money. The truck is being converted into a two-stall shower on wheels.