Hope Thru Soap on CNN
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(CNN)Every weekend, Jason Winter hooks his shiny aluminum 12-foot long trailer to the back of his SUV and heads to metro Atlanta, where he provides homeless people with a sanitary and private space to bathe. The unit is furnished with a shower, a toilet, hot water, heat and air conditioning, but more importantly, it comes equipped with hope.
Throughout his life, the 41-year-old account manager has come across men and women in poverty-stricken areas covered in grime, lacking basic human needs like clean water and clothing."If I saw a homeless person in the street I would always try to have some kind of interaction with them," he said. "No one asks to be homeless, so if I could help them in any way, I did."In 2016, Winter's fervor to help turned into a free-service program called "Hope Thru Soap." It offers an alternative to homeless shelters' jam-packed lavatories. His nonprofit, with a healthy social media following, has a simple mission: to offer "showers and love to those in need."