New York 2017 Mission Trip

Hope is serving the homeless in New York City!

Hope will be partnering with The Relief Bus in NY. The Relief Bus outreach consists of former school buses now customized into mobile resource centers to help the poor and homeless. Friendly faces serve up a delicious, hearty vegetable soup, rolls and hot chocolate or iced tea (depending on the season). The locations in which we will serve include Manhattan, Harlem, and the Bronx. For over 25 years The Relief Bus:

  • Served over 3 million servings of food and beverage.
  • Connected 120,000 people to help and hope.
  • Mobilized over 30,000 volunteers to serve.

2017 NY Mission Trip
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CLICK HERE to register for the trip on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8


Total cost of the trip is $850 which includes airfare, accommodations, local transportation and meals. The only additional expense will be your souvenirs and the airline fee for checked luggage, should you check a bag. The price increases to $950 after April 9. A non-refundable $250 deposit is due with the application. See the payment schedule below:

Payment Schedule

50% due by Sunday, July 2
100% due by Sunday, September 17
The Schedule

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday begins with preparing soup and beverages at The Relief Bus base. Then it’s off to the streets in Manhattan, Harlem and the Bronx to serve people in these areas. Thursday will be a sightseeing day in the city and will end with an evening outreach to the homeless on the streets.

** Please note that this trip involves a lot of physical activity and walking. 


We will be staying with The Relief Bus in two dorm style rooms. There is a ‘guys’ room and a ‘girls’ room, that each sleep up to 12 people. Bedding will be provided for you.

Team Meetings

Team meetings are mandatory. All meetings will be held at the Frisco East campus at 9:00 AM. Please put the following dates in your calendar and plan to attend.

Saturday, September 16

Raising Support

As a short term outreach team member, you may receive contributions through sponsors. You are encouraged to begin raising support early for your trip and to be creative! For guidance and more information, a raising support brochure is available HERE.


For any questions you may have about this trip, you can contact Launa Vaughn, Hope’s Missions Pastor at 972-377-8855 or by email at