05 Jul The Soupman’ Delivers Portable Shower for Bangor’s Homeless Community
Aseen on WMTW-TV Channel 8.
A longtime activist for people experiencing homelessness Peter Kelleher — otherwise known as Soupman — passed through Portland on July 4th with a mission.
Kelleher was on his way to Bangor to deliver a portable shower for the town’s homeless community. With three other showers already installed, his plan is to bring one to every major town in New England.
Everyone deserves to put on clean socks and clothes and to get a job, said Kelleher. Where can [people experiencing homelessness] shower? Well, I have the answer for that.
“The Soupman” first started delivering hot meals to homeless communities after his son, Travis Kelleher, died tragically after a long struggle with addiction.
Peter’s organization has since grown in size and scope. In addition to food, “The Soupman” is committed to delivering supplies and now services like hot showers. In order to do that, however, he says he’s in dire of need of donations. Patriots owner Robert Kraft has already pledged $50,000 to the Soupman’s mission.