This Toronto Carpenter Is Building Insulated Mobile Homes For Homeless This Winter

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Khaleel Seivwright, a Toronto based carpenter is doing amazing work of building insulated mobile shelters for the homeless for this coming winter. Khaleel started the venture last year in response to the worsening crises of homelessness. Now he has set up his Gofundme account to help collect funds for this initiative.

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In these chaotic times when all we hear are stories of bullying and people hating on each other for no reason, then kindhearted people like this Toronto carpenter make us restore our faith in humanity. 

In an amazing initiative, this kindhearted carpenter from Toronto has taken it upon himself to start building specially-insulated mobile shelters for homeless people this winter. 

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According to a recent report by CBC News, Khaleel Seivwright first began creating the homemade shelters last year in September in response to what has been described as the worsening homelessness crisis.

 

 

Each small wooden shelter costs around $1,000 to make and features snug walls lined with a thick layer of fiberglass insulation used in residential constructions. The shelters also feature a door, small casement window, and spinning caster wheels at each corner of their bases.

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Talking about his initiative in an interview with CBC, Seivwright stated: "It just seemed like something I could do that would be useful because there's so many people staying in tents. [sic]"

He added: "I've never seen so many people staying outside in parks, and this is something I could do to make sure people staying outside in the winter could survive."

 

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Seivwright has also launched a GoFundMe to help gather funds for his amazing initiative. So far he has raised $80,841, as of the time of writing. On the fundraiser's description, Seivwright wrote:

"I'm excited to do this because I know it can work, I love designing and building different interesting ideas and I know it might help at least a few people get through this winter who might not and others in the future as well.

 

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He added, "As shelters are usually at capacity at some point in the winter in Toronto and also because of this coronavirus, making space to allow for social distancing will put even more strain on Toronto's capacity.

"For some [it's] more difficult to find a shelter that can accommodate them and their pets or belongings and others refuse to be in shelters for other reasons. I am building these shelters for those that will live outside this winter."

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If you want to help Seivwright in this amazing work you can go to the page and donate!

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