Bus Ticket Drive to Provide Mobility for the Homeless

Posted by The Independent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:00 am

The fourth annual bus ticket drive is in full swing. This drive provides transportation to members of our community who are struggling financially.

Jacky Poulsen, coordinator of the bus ticket drive, works with local service organizations such as the Livermore Homeless Refuge, Open Heart Kitchen, Axis Community Health, Partners for Change, Tri-Valley Haven, and food pantries to distribute the tickets. They know their clients and are in the best position to determine who should get the tickets. Asbury United Methodist Church partners with Poulsen by processing and accounting for all donations.

The Bus Ticket Drive helps people throughout the Tri-Valley so all communities are encouraged to donate.

There are many ways these bus tickets are being used: to get to Open Heart Kitchen for a hot meal, the Homeless Refuge for shelter from the elements, to leave the Refuge early in the morning when it’s cold and sometimes wet, to get to medical appointments (even dialysis), the food pantry for food items, and job interviews as well as jobs. The list goes on. The people who receive these bus tickets have no other form of transportation and they cannot afford to buy bus tickets.

To learn more and to make an online tax deductible donation to this drive, please visit http://bit.ly/2018bustickets. Donations can also be sent to Asbury United Methodist Church at 4743 East Avenue, Livermore, 94550. Please include an email address and write “Bus Tickets” on the memo line in order to get a 501(c)(3) donation receipt.