Category Archives: Help 911

Hawaii to Turn Old Buses into Mobile Shelters for the Homeless

Hawaii has the right idea, it seems. Group 70 International is hoping to turn the old city buses in the Aloha State into a sort of mobile shelter for the homeless people living on the beautiful island. Ma Ry Kim, who is part of Group 70 International, said that the idea is to convert these old buses into a space that will provide a place for people to sleep, shower, live, and even have an area for recreation. The idea is that each bus will provide an area- one for sleeping, one for showering, one for recreation, and one with a living space. The fleet of buses will be built and supplied by people who are volunteering on the project. Kim says that many people are on board with the idea for the project and are donating or volunteering to help out.

I think this is a wonderful idea. According to niteroi, it will give homeless people a chance to feel whole again and maybe even work to getting their life back on track. People become homeless for many reasons and this may be what they need to help them get stabilized again. I hope that this project is a go and we hear some positive updates about it.

For the full story, check it out on Yahoo News.

Woman Being Held Hostage Uses Pizza Hut App To Call Police

A woman in Florida got some assistance in an unusual way after her boyfriend decided to turn a knife on her and held her, and her two children hostage. According to an article found on reddit and written by WFLA.com, the woman who has yet to be named, loaded up her Pizza Hut app and ordered a pizza and put a message on the bottom “call 911 hostage help”. When the pizza hut manager showed the ticket to her boss Susan McGalla who immediately called police officers who were sent to the location and address of the pizza order slip.

Once they got there they took the woman and her children to safety and dealt with her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson. That is incredibly that this lady found a way to use her smart phone, or smart device, to see help. I can understand how scary it must have been for her to realize that she was in a hostage situation and it was a very creative solution for her to use that application to get help. I am really happy that this story worked out for the better, as in many cases it can always go the other way very quickly.

Thankfully everyone involved was ok and there was no further violence. The children were alright as well, and this may give people ideas on how to help themselves if they find that they are in a similar situation.