There’s a vibrant vehicle rolling through Virginia Beach on a very important journey. 99 for the 1 is a mobile outreach truck with a mission to bring the daily needs of the homeless directly to them. Created by Jeremiah and Rachel Fjeld of Virginia Beach, the nonprofit truck provides clothes, hygiene products, blankets, prayer and more to those in need within the community.
The truck’s name, 99 for the 1, is inspired from Luke 15:4–7: “Suppose one of you had a hundred sheep and lost one. Wouldn’t you leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the lost one until you found it? When found, you can be sure you would put it across your shoulders, rejoicing, and when you got home call in your friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Celebrate with me! I’ve found my lost sheep!’ Count on it—there’s more joy in heaven over one sinner’s rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue.”
To go with the truck’s inspiring objective is an awesome appearance, thanks to Virginia Beach artist Troy Summerell, also known as OnieTonie™. Summerell made a generous donation of his talent by painting the exterior of an old, gray box truck with an imaginative mixture of colors and shapes that form a sun over the horizon with the outreach logo printed on the hood.