Elkhart County companies turning buses into showers for homeless women

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. (AP) — Two Elkhart County companies are collaborating with a New Jersey city to turn old school buses into laundry and shower facilities for homeless women.

Infinity Trailers in Elkhart and Diamond Trailers & Specialty Vehicles in Middlebury are revamping two school buses purchased from Joliet, Illinois, into mobile shower and laundry vehicles. Each bus has two showers, a washer, dryer and couches and can house about eight people at a time.

Work on the retooled buses is expected to be completed soon before they’re shipped to Jersey City, New Jersey, at the end of March. They’ll be placed in service throughout the East Coast city.