Local family donates bus to nonprofit

Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 8:37 AM PST
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A bus is back to its rightful owners after a plea on Facebook. The Morros family has been looking for the bus since 2018. The family will now donate that bus to Reno Sparks Veterans Homeless Wednesday morning. The nonprofit helps veterans, homeless, hungry, seniors, and those with disabilities.

The bus belonged to the late Josh Morros who passed away in 2017. He was a professional motorcycle racer and survivor of a traumatic brain injury back in 2008. The incident left him raising awareness on brain injuries. He even co-founded Brain Nevada and Josh Morros - Because I Can foundations.

According to his mother, Teresa Morros, the bus was used to haul clients all over northern Nevada. After his death Morros said she sold the bus on paper to a group she said never paid for it.

Last week the bus was reunited with the Morros after the community and a couple, Michelle and Bob Mello, helped relocate the bus. The couple runs the nonprofit receiving the bus.

Morros said she didn’t think twice to donate the bus to Mello. “With the return of the bus, it was only fitting that our family donate Josh’s bus back to Michelle for Reno Sparks Homeless Veterans and the many organizations she participates in helping in our community.” Morros said her son wouldn’t want to have it any other way.

“I think that they align in a lot of the things that we were about in helping people be better, and constantly never giving up and definitely it is a great fit.”

Morros said the bus will be used to help other people. She added, “They are going to commute individuals that cannot get to programs also feeding, and just again, giving them resources that they will not normally be able to have.”

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