Welcome to the We Are The World Blogfest #WATWB. We have been going since March 2017, sharing good news stories. Our c0-hosts this time around are:
Sylvia McGrath, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Shilpa Garg, Eric Lahti, and Belinda Witzenhausen.
To join this post you’ll need to hop on the bus! The Sleep Bus to be more exact. Not far from where I live, a city of Queanbeyan, NSW (Australia) has acquired a Sleep Bus.
Like many parts of the world we have issues here with homelessness. People who cannot find or fit in a home to live. The Sleep Bus movement provides a shower and short-term bunk accommodation for homeless people. A great idea.
You can check out a report from our Channel 9 Network that they posted to their Facebook Page.
You can hear more about Sleep Bus from their website, as their founder, Simon Rowe (what a first name!) talks you through with short video updates.
What a rolling, practical way to give some help to those needing somewhere to sleep.
Here’s an excerpt from a poem by Meghan O’Rourke called “Sleep”. You can read the rest at Poetry Foundation. They may even read it to you.
…In the bedroom the moon is a dented spoon,
cold, getting colder, so hurry sleep,
come creep into bed, let’s get it over with;
lay me down and close my eyes…
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8 thoughts on “#WATWB March 2021 – On the Bus”
What a fabulous project, Simon. And what a great first name. I’m not surprised he’s doing good in the world.
Hi Simon – yes … great name! Also more importantly what an amazing project – I love the concept … just makes so much sense -and must give rough sleepers a degree of pride being clean and being able to have a peaceful sleep for a while. Love it – brilliant #WATWB … thank you – Hilary
“Community problems are best tackled collectively. It is this power of collective action that is helping …’ quoted from Simon Rowe’s website. So true Simon Falk … what an extraordinary and wonderful idea to help the homeless! Great #WATWB post!
That’s a really cool idea! Thanks for sharing that, Simon.
Love this! I’ve worked with the homeless and this is a brilliant initiative. I hope it catches on elsewhere. Thanks so much for sharing this and for being a part of #WATWB.
What a wonderful idea, it is certainly better than tents and sleeping over warm air grates. Thank you so much for sharing Simon. Perhaps more countries might start the same idea. Jt does seem to be a world wide problem.
Must mention I just love your poetry
This is a wonderful project. Is there something about the name Simon that garners inspiration? Many thanks for sharing this and being a part of #WATWB
This is a fabulous idea. I love it when innovative people tackle difficult problems.