We have no shortage of projects. Between shower trailer rebuilds and upgrades and new trailer build-outs, there is always something in the works!
We'll keep this list updated and provide links to let you designate your gifts to specific projects.
Rapid Response Shower trailers
This project will add onboard electrical generators to five of our current shower trailers (ST-1, ST-5, ST-6, ST-7 & ST-8).
We'll also relocate the propane to the nose of the trailer, add access doors for the storage, generator, and propane compartments, and build fire-resistant walls where needed.
ST-7 is currently in-progress with a funding need of $8,000.
shower trailer-4 rebuild
After more than three years on deployments, ST-4 had to be taken offline for repairs. During disassembly, we found way more water damage than we expected and have the trailer down to a bare steel frame. Materials to "dry-in" the trailer are on order, but we have a long way to go to get back on the road.
ST-4 is in-progress with a current funding need of about $9,000.
MOW-6 - service truck
The final "piece of the puzzle" for MOW-6 is a topper shell to secure the bed of the truck. We're very interested in the RSI SmartCap EVOc Commercial. The modular design, strength, and available upgrades make this shell a solid choice for our needs.
At last check, prices with upgrades were around $5,700.
We have as many floor mats for our shower trailers as most hotels and laundry is a huge need, not just for us but also for survivors after the storm. Our lone laundry unit on ST-5 worked nearly non-stop in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
LT-1 (8 laundry units) has been on our project for a few years and it has been a challenge to find the funding.
LT-2 will be a smaller (3 laundry units) trailer more designed to support long-term disaster recovery. That said, we want to tackle LT-2 first and work our processes before jumping into LT-1.
In 2022 we're budgeting $10,000 to build out LT-2.
MOW-7 (new 1-ton dually)
By far our biggest project for 2022 is replacing three of our current vehicles with one new(er) 1-Ton diesel dually truck.
Hurricane Ida put a beatdown on our 2006 Ram, requiring close to $10,000 in repairs, and delaying getting trailers deployed when and where needed.
This is a HUGE ask, we know, but being stranded on the side of the road doesn't help anyone.