If the poor do not have running water at all, they will sure wish for a rain barrel for washing and bathing and one of my seven rainwater collection methods to collect drinking water. For the homeless, a piece of plastic and a clean bucket will help in a pinch. A hole off center and a rock in the suspended plastic makes a rainwater collector for drinking. Add a coffee filter under the hole, yer good to go. This will surely help people whose water is shut off. A guy who was homeless suggested the value of the five gallon bucket for another use, and I use those plastic Maxwell House coffee cans with lids for many things, including organic trash and a thunder bucket! A benefit of being a coffee addict! I gotta go have a PBJ, triple decker, and a smoke!