Through the use of a mobile service vehicle, volunteers drive the streets of Cincinnati every week, providing companionship, food, clothing, toiletries, shoes and other items to adults experiencing homelessness. In addition, we strive to plant seeds of servant ministry among members of our community. This adventure is not about what we do, rather, how God is loving others through the bus.
Frequently Asked Questions About The Broken Bus Ministry:
What is God's plan for the Broken Bus?
Who operates the ministry?
Founded by a local family from Liberty Township five years ago, the Broken Bus Ministry, a grass roots organization, is operated entirely by volunteers and monitored by a Board of Directors who also volunteer their time. There are no paid staff. Volunteers include those who ride on the bus weekly handing out food and clothing along with individuals who volunteer at our facility sorting donations and loading the bus for it’s weekly trips. The Broken Bus received it’s 501c3 status in 2013 and all donations are tax deductible. We rely on the support of local community members to fulfill God’s plan as we are not affiliated with any church or corporate sponsors.
"The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. ~ Corinthians 9:6-7"
Where is The Broken Bus ministry located?
The bus operates out of a small facility located in Fairfield, Ohio on the corner of Route 4 and Seward Rd. near Furniture Fair. The facility consists of a garage for the bus, a room for sorting of clothing donations and a small pantry to house food donations. The facility operations hours vary per week depending on volunteer availability.
How can you get involved?
Children ages 12 and above and their parents are welcome to ride on the bus, directly feeding and clothing those we serve. The bus can accommodate up to 5 volunteers per service trip. The adventure takes approximately 3 hours from start to finish. In addition, groups are encouraged to serve at our facility during specified times to help sort donations and participate in other family friendly activities. For more information on ways to get involved, please refer to our “get involved” page.
Who does The Broken Bus Ministry serve?
The Broken Bus ministry primarily serves the homeless population in greater Cincinnati. However, when needs arise in other situations, the Broken Bus will consider assistance depending on the need.