Urban Bike Food Ministry in need of blankets, winter items | Community Spirit
Every Wednesday night, rain or shine, warm or cold, a group of men and woman hit the streets with bikes and backpacks full of burittos. It's called Urban Bicycle Food Ministry, and their mission is to spread fellowship, tthrough bicycles.
The group is supplying food and basic needs to people who have been affected by homelessness.
The last few weeks have been successful according to founder, Tommy Clark. But they are still looking for help as the weather changes.
Clark posted on the group's Facebook page saying: "I hope to pack a few more jackets, blankets, and some warm gear. Several requests for blankets and sleeping bags were made last week. I hope to accommodate to those specific individuals. I have a few blankets left form last year. I think they will be allotted this week."
Clark is asking for your help in collecting blankets and sleeping bags, new and old, coats, gloves, scarves, socks, shoes, blankets, hand warmers, food warmers, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, shaving cream, sleeping bags, mas, sunscreen, mosquito spray and bottled water.
Donations can be dropped off at 124 Roberta Drive in Memphis.
"If you are unable to join us, I ask that you send us some thoughts and prayers. Pray that our lights be bright and our journeys are blanketed with safety. Pray that we have the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. Spread the word of our mission so that people will know who we are and what we are doing," said Clark.
The group's mission is to offer needs to the people of our community, one interaction at a time. They say "We are "seasoning the city(Matt 5:13)" and "Spreading happiness in the midst of sorrow (Luke 6:20-21)."
Note: Action News 5's Lauren Squires rides with this group about once a month. Her and her husband enjoy meeting people in Memphis and interacting with the homeless on a more personal level. The group's mission helps make Memphis a better place. Their efforts would not be made possible without generous donations from the community.