Gift of a Bike is Changing the Course for Some Murfreesboro Residents

Jan 19, 2023 at 08:00 am by Voice Wire

(Murfreesboro, TN) Sometimes, a true gift that can change the direction of a life - - comes on two wheels.

Adult bicycles are needed at Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro. Cliff Sharp, founder of the non-profit based in Murfreesboro, said they are currently low on adult bikes. Sharp said the bikes are used by those who lost their license, lack the means to purchase a vehicle or don’t know how to drive. The bikes that are donated are also utilized to get to and from work, to services that include doctors’ appointments, the grocery store and more.

The bikes that are donated to Greenhouse Ministries are used by those in need and are often given to persons in our community who live in local motels or even on the streets. Bikes are sometimes used by the receiver as a tool to move ahead in life, because it allows for them to have reliable transportation that they previously lacked.  

Many of those who receive a bike take-part in the programs offered at Greenhouse to better themselves, seek help and guidance and in fact, give-back to Greenhouse. Bike recipient’s are often asked to volunteer a small number of community service hours to help others, in order to receive the gift of a bike. The gift of volunteering is something that many have never felt, which can be rewarding in itself.

Greenhouse Ministries exists through local volunteers and provides relational ministries that are designed to inspire, give hope, and change lives of the individuals who enter their doors.

There’s also a place for you at Greenhouse. With over 500 volunteer hours each week, volunteers are the driving force of the Murfreesboro non-profit. If time is something you lack, donations can also help Greenhouse Ministries, because donors play a pivotal role as the majority of funding is through individual donations.

Greenhouse Ministries 
307 S Academy St. 

Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

Call to learn more about donating a bike and how bikes are used by those who need help with transportation in and around our local area. Phone: 615.494.0499

Client Services: 
Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (walk-in) 
Tuesday – Friday 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. (appointment only) 

Garden Patch Thrift Shoppe: 
Tuesday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WGNS Radio, a local news and sports station, contributed to this news story. Photo by WGNS' Scott Walker. 


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