JOIN US THIS SATURDAY,
AUGUST 25TH FROM 1:00-5:00 PM AT THE JESUS WAS HOMELESS YELLOW BIKE SHOP
Jesus Was Homeless, a non-profit 501(c)3 Christian
organization in Branson, is hosting the grand opening of its volunteer Yellow Bike shop this Saturday, August 25th from 1:00- 5:00 pm. There will be tours of the Yellow Bike shop, information on how to become involved, and light refreshments available to the public.
Jesus Was Homeless launched its Yellow Bike program in the Branson community in 2011 and is currently providing "free use" bicycles at area weekly and extended stay motels. "We are extremely excited about the Yellow Bike program as it is helping people meet a transportation need that was identified in our community", said Bryan Stallings, co-founder of Jesus Was Homeless.
Currently the Yellow Bike program has two locations with two bicycles each, complete with bike stand, signage, baskets and odometers on the bikes. "We placed odometers on the bikes to track their usage with the hopes of being able to make a case for public transportation in the future", said Stallings. The bikes are free to use 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the residents of the motels. "We can envision this becoming a community wide program even catering to the tourists that visit Branson", said Stallings.
Individuals in need of their own bicycle for primary transportation can also obtain one through a new "Earn-a-Bike" program. Volunteers are also needed to help maintain the fleet of "free use" Yellow Bikes. No mechanical experience is necessary. If you would like to volunteer your time to help repair bicycles or sponsor a Yellow Bike location, please contact Jesus Was Homeless at 417-335-0266 or visit www.jesuswashomeless.org.
The Jesus Was Homeless Yellow Bike shop is located on the backside of the Vista Plaza Shopping Center across from Wal-Mart on West Hwy 76.