Valley man's mobile trailer aims to help homeless get off the street

Posted at 9:32 PM, Mar 15, 2018

Living on the streets comes with a stigma. That's why one Valley man is taking action to help Arizona's homeless get back on their feet.

Robert Thornton started his mission by handing out t-shirts to the homeless.

Now, he wants to do more.

"They get to believe they're less than human," Thornton explained.

Thornton knows many of the homeless want to work and get off the streets, but it's tough to get cleaned up and look appropriate for a job interview.

That's why he is raising money to create a mobile trailer that will offer showers, washer and dryers, and haircuts for the homeless.

Thornton doesn't want his friends to have to worry about their safety.

"The shelters and places that are supposedly set up to help them, they won't go there because if they go there they're probably going to get robbed, beat up or mugged," he explained. "The drugs are everywhere at the shelters."

Thornton's project is called "Shower the Streets with Love." If you want to help, you can donate at Thornton's GoFundMe.