The Veterans Green Bus, AKA, Large Marge is a biodiesel and waste vegetable oil fuel disaster relief bus. We use it to demonstrate sustainable energy solutions for disaster response. Our veterans designed and converted the bus so that they can continue to serve the country by providing aid and comfort for people effected by natural disasters.
We have taken her from Arizona to Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Detroit, New York, Pennsylvania , Roanoke, VA. ( Hurricane Sandy ) and across the country via West VA, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington and we are now in Oregon.
During the trip we worked with Veterans Green Jobs to teach veterans about sustainability and Team Rubicon after hurricane Sandy hauling in tools supplies and volunteers form Chicago. After Team Rubicon pulled out, we stayed five months to help New York Cares, Friends of Rockaway, Americorps and the Conservations Corps troops assist in getting people back into their homes.
We set up their forward operating base in Rockaway, New York where hosted President Bill Clinton, his daughter Chelsea and the Clinton Global Initiative to assisted thousands of residence effected by the storm.
We have had our challenges. A starter motor fire in VA almost ended our efforts to use the bus.. However, quick action by the veterans saved the day
The forty foot long Crown Super Coach is in Kelso Washington in Kent's Custom Diesel shop for repairs and we need help!
Today, they will pull the oil pan and see if we are going to need a complete in frame rebuild or just a new turbo, water pump, oil lines and air compressor.
Kent drove Marge last night and called to say that we may be able avoided a complete rebuild. He said the engine ran smooth and had no knocking.
Keeping fingers and toes crossed in hopes that we still have a chance to get her fixed in the next few days. It will still cost us.
We are a 501C3 non profit made up of veterans dedicated to providing sustainable energy solutions for disaster relief.
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Gordon Soderberg (AKA) The Green Veteran
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