The Salvation Army helping those facing homelessness with new mobile showering units

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The Salvation Army of Greater New Orleans and Aetna Better Health of Louisiana, a CVS Health Company, have partnered to host a healthcare event to help those experiencing homelessness .

They held a Classic Care4U event at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church to help homeless people in New Orleans. The Salvation Army has unveiled a new mobile hygiene unit that includes five private, clean bathrooms, each with a shower and an ADA-accessible unit.

Major Chris Thornhill, Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army of Greater New Orleans, said, “To keep people’s health at the forefront of their minds. Food, clothing, showers, hygiene, all of this is vital. By doing this we could provide service to those who feel like they don’t matter, we want to remind them that they matter to us.

Aetna Better Health of Louisiana distributes hygiene kits including soap, shampoo, dental supplies, towels and clothing. They will also offer health screenings and free food.

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