District Uses School Buses to Shelter Homeless From the Cold

Written By: LaJuan Bobo - February 1st, 2019

With the weather in a “deep freeze” this week, a school district found a way to help those who did not have a way to safety.  

A district in South Bend, Indiana, is using its buses to transport local homeless residents during this week’s extremely cold weather.  Juan Martinez-Legus, the transportation director for South Bend Community School Corp., and LaToya King, the district’s operations supervisor, are driving homeless residents to various sites around the city on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a post on the South Bend Community School Corp.’s Facebook page.

On Monday, the district posted on its website that it would be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the inclement weather.

South Bend Community School Corp., in another post on Facebook, said they were glad to partner with the City of South Bend in their efforts to assist those in need. In a video accompanying the post, King said she considers it “an honor to be a servant in the community,” and that "putting our actions with our words is what's needed."

Good people finding a way to help the community by utilizing school buses that are not being used.

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