The micro houses may only encompass 60 square feet but they are wired with electricity and offer a more comfortable and dignified alternative to tents.
This church community was able to better the lives of people experiencing homelessness by taking the time to think more thoughtfully about their plight. While many of us will see the homeless and keep right on walking, the leader of this church community decided that it was time to step up to the plate.
Reverend Jeff Carr is the one who is responsible for these shelters. The micro houses may only encompass 60 square feet but they are wired with electricity and offer a more comfortable and dignified alternative to tents. These homeless citizens had been reduced to sleeping in a tent city on a small stretch of land that the church was allowing them to use.
That’s no way for any human being to live and Carr knows it. That’s why he made a big decision, a decision that would shift the outcome of this project and set the stage for what was to come.
According to Humankind, he said that he would stay in one of the micro houses until they were able to raise the additional money that they needed for the project.
By the time it was all said and done, the reverend had stayed in the micro home for 45 days and he had managed to raise $50,000.
That’s so impressive to us. There are not a lot of people who would make that type of sacrifice to help others. Carr came up with the idea when he was doing missionary work in Hawaii with an old fraternity brother.
Jones owns a construction company and he wanted to know if there was any way that he could help out back home. It was not long before they came up with this awesome idea. The money that Carr was able to raise paid for six micro houses and a wide range of amenities.
Each home comes with its own electrical generator. This allows each resident to enjoy continuous power for their heating and cooling units. Mini fridges and microwave ovens also come included with each residence.
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