Arkansas Department Brings Mobile Showers to Homeless
Bradley Clyne, Founder and Director of Every Soul Matters Ministries is bringing mobile showers to the homeless population and plans to open a mobile medical center.
SPRINGDALE, Arkansas — A resident of northwest Arkansas has a big heart for the homeless and uses his ministry to help them.
Bradley Clyne has created a self-contained mobile shower unit to bring to the homeless.
It’s a new addition to his Every Soul Matters ministry which also donates clothing, food and church services to the homeless.
“I can’t bear to look past these people. Every week, every day, I walk past them, and I can’t stop and help every single one of them every day, but I can do what I can do. And God put that on my heart to be honest with you, and he put it on my heart years ago,” said Bradley Clyne, founder and director of Every Soul Matters Ministries.
They rebuilt a construction trailer from scratch to create the mobile shower. It has a self-contained water, electric and gas unit that heats the water and even heats the unit in the winter.
Clyne said that by asking the homeless population what they needed most, showers were the answer.
He said it’s difficult for someone who doesn’t have a permanent home to shower safely and without having their things stolen.
Clyne is passionate about valuing homeless people when they interact with his ministry.
“We just try to give them a dignified day where nothing is asked of them, they’re not put down with the different phrases like, ‘Oh, we’re glad we could come and help you.’ No, we’re glad we got to come visit you. And that semantics, those words are everything, they’re very important to them and they’re very important to me,” Clyne said.
The ministry is already working on setting up a mobile medical center to provide health care to homeless people.
They hope to eliminate some of the emergency room visits of the homeless by preemptively giving them access to health care and screenings.
Clyne’s humble heart doesn’t even take credit for all the care he gives to the homeless population. “We just had great volunteers, we have fantastic volunteers and that’s what made it all happen, and it wasn’t me,” Clyne said.
More information about Every Soul Matters Ministries can be found on their website and Facebook page.
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