Mobile Shower Unit

COVID RESPONSE
September 27, 2021

Old Savannah City Mission has been granted the use of a Mobile Shower Unit to provide showers to the homeless individuals we serve from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. “Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Old Savannah City Mission had to change the manner that we served our clients,” said Connell Stiles, Director of Development of Old Savannah City Mission. “We could no longer offer showers twice a day. It really troubled me that the Mission was unable to provide this basic necessity to our ‘friends and neighbors’ in need.” Now, our prayer has been answered thanks to Pastors Cam Huxford, Jason Koster, and Bill McGee who helped to facilitate the project. We also want to extend our gratitude to the City of Savannah Water and Sewer Departments who worked seamlessly to help make it all happen.

Compassion Christian Mobile Shower Unit was built 15 years ago to be deployed in Waveland, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina. It was used for six years to service disaster relief teams as they worked to help the New Orleans area recover.

In 2020, the unit was completely overhauled. It contains six full shower units with benches, handheld shower heads and three sinks are available as well. It has a washer and dryer unit available to replenish towel usage, as needed, and has been created to function with or without utilities. The unit is fully sustainable by generator power, if power is not available. It uses a tankless instant hot water heater that produces 12 gallons of hot water per minute.

Again, Old Savannah City Mission thanks everyone who was involved in helping to see this project through to fruition.