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Faith in Humanity: Valley city offers homeless portable showers to get jobs

The portable showers are shown. (Tempe Community Action Agency Photo)

Applying for a job is intimidating for anyone.

In a tough job market, it seems anything can disqualify a candidate. While overcoming nerves and a weaker resume is daunting, homeless people have a lot more things to worry about it. Things most of us take for granted — nicer clothes, personal hygiene — are tough for them to obtain.

That’s why the Tempe Community Action Agency offers its Shower Power program that sends a portable shower system to local shelters. It lets homeless people freshen up before an interview in hopes they’ll land a job.

TCAA also rents the system out to fund its homeless assist program, I-HELP.

TCAA takes online donations.

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