The “Homeless Bus” Helping Those In Need Since 1992 - New York News

The “Homeless Bus” Helping Those In Need Since 1992

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New York, New York (My9NJ) - A couple from Montville, New Jersey, Mark and Anna Landgrebe, head into New York City every Saturday night to feed hundreds of the city’s homeless.

“We started out in 1992 we did Thanksgiving, Christmas and then New Years and then we had the idea, wow this is great but what about the other 50 weeks of the year. So then we started doing it every week,” Mark said.

This “Homeless Bus” as it’s referred, is funded by the kindness of others. Mark actually bought the bus himself using his own money and they ask friends, family, churches and girl scouts to get involved and help donate to the cause. A family friend who owns the Hibernia Diner in Rockaway, New Jersey also helps donate food each week.

“He gives us the cheeseburgers every week. That’s been for like the last five years,” Mark said.

Each weekend, the bus runs cost about $400 for them to provide food, clothing and other necessities. Bags are passed out to each homeless person that cost about $5 each.

The Landgrebe's often bring their son Mark Jr. and a few friends for the ride to try and teach them about the importance of giving back.

The group hopes to do more outreach in Paterson, New Jersey, but in order to do so they need more funding and donations.

If you’re willing to help the “Homeless Bus” with food, clothing, and other necessities visit www.homelessbus.org to find out how you can make a donation.


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