Grand Rapids aid program asks for box truck donation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An organization that fights homelessness in Grand Rapids says it’s in desperate need of a new box truck.

Exodus Place says its current truck is 20 years old and has 555,600 miles on it, the organization said Friday. It doesn’t have a muffler and, because it can’t reach speeds over 50 mph, can’t go on the highway.

All that slows down deliveries and is dangerous for drivers. So Exodus Place has simply stopped using it.

“(Not having this truck) hinders Exodus Place and all the donations that we get as well as getting out to the community,” said Facility Manager Bruce Reed.

Anyone who could donate a box truck is asked to email Exodus Place at or visit its website.

“We’re not asking you to help us. We are asking you to help us, help others,” Reed said.