The Colony Courier-Leader

Metro Relief provides basic services to such as haircuts, meals and contacts to homeless people to help guide them to a better place.

Metro Relief is expanding service to the homeless in Dallas and Fort Worth.

The nonprofit agency based in The Colony provides food, friends and fellowship to the homeless in DFW three days a week. Its current mobile soup kitchen, a modified bus, is aging and needs to be replaced.

Metro Relief will introduce its second bus at a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. on Jan. 17 at their offices located on 5201 S. Colony Blvd. in The Colony and begin the renovation work allowing it to become an additional Metro Relief Bus.

The agency is able to start the work after winning a $25,000 Neighborhood Assist grant from State Farm, but more funding is needed. The work on the second bus is expected to cost nearly $75,000.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. The affiliated nonprofits of the top 40 causes will each receive a $25,000 grant to create and execute a plan to address the cause. For a complete list of the top 40 causes, please visit neighborhoodassist.com.