Harbor District places portable toilet in Samoa for homeless

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SAMOA- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District is reaching out to the homeless community in Samoa with a new restroom facility.

This week the harbor placed a portable toilet on its land near the Samoa cookhouse. Although anyone can use it, harbor commissioners said they put it there for the increasing homeless population in the dunes. Many homeless choose to sleep in the dunes at night and do not have proper restroom facilities.

The portable toilet will cost the harbor $80 per month to maintain. They say the facility will help keep the local environment safe and restore dignity to those in need on the North Coast.

“This is property of the harbor district and it's close enough to the dunes so that if people need to go and use the restroom in dignity, the have an opportunity here,” said Harbor Commission President Richard Marks and it's good for the environment for them to be using this facility. I wish we had more B&Bs but this is a start.”