Hawaii finds amazing use for old buses

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Honolulu has always faced homelessness, but the city is finally taking action and doing something incredible for the homeless people in the area.

Honolulu-based architecture company, Group 70 International, is working on putting retired city buses to use in an amazing and inspirational way. The company is looking to convert five retired buses into homeless shelters. It has been noted that the buses still run smoothly, but they have been retired because they racked up too many miles.

Hawaii News Now reported that the fleet of mobile shelters could provide showers and beds. More specifically, each bus will serve a specific purpose. While one bus will serve as the facility for restrooms and showers, another will be equipped with beds.

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Group 70 International gained its inspiration for this project from a nonprofit in San Francisco that also turned buses into restrooms and shelters.

May Ry Kim, a principal at Group 70, believes that all of the necessary tools can be purchased at local hardware stores.

While the group has already received some donations, they're still looking for a place to deploy the buses as well as people to operate the shelters.

This proposed plan is a step in the right direction for Honolulu, especially after Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell declared a 'war on homelessness' early last year.

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