Keith Field has a heart for veterans and he has put more than feet to his passion, he has wheels. Keith has launched a personal crusade to transport veterans that need medical care to hospitals and is also seeking donations to complete the renovations on his unique vehicle.
Keith describes the RV/bus as a personal vehicle designed to transport people with disabilities. Anyone who sees the bus, knows it stands for America in a Texas-sized way.
Moreover, Field created ServingProject.org, a non profit organization to help fund the renovation of the large recreational vehicle into a state-of-the-art mode of transportation for veterans in wheelchairs. The bus is also used to provide recreational opportunities for veterans who otherwise might not be able to take a cross-country tour.
"It's a service provided by people that believe in what we are doing and paid through donations and a website," Keith said. "You cannot hire this vehicle."
The RV is made of materials with meaning. The natural stone steps at the front of the vehicle represent the rocky roads that military veterans have walked upon. The front half of the vehicle has floors made from exotic hardwood from South America that appropriately are called Purple Heart.
The ceiling of the vehicle has a large 7-by-14-foot, handmade quilt with a military theme. The quilt was designed by Bridgette Stein. The center of the quilt features a Purple Heart medal embroidered with the outline of George Washington. It contains the four seals of the four branches of the military, a strip commemorating those Missing in Action and random embroidered designs such as stars, stripes and doves.
The vehicle is a work in progress. The kitchen countertops have been installed, but not the rest of the appliances. The kitchen will feature a sink, stove, microwave and coffee maker.
Visitors can see the bus Mar. 12, when Keith and ServingProject.org visit Tomball for the Christian Business Luncheon at First Baptist Church. The red, white and blue statement vehicle will arrive early to the church parking lot in anticipation of a media event.
At 11:30 in the fellowship hall of the church, Keith will share his vision and his experiences with veterans. First Baptist Church Tomball is located at 401 Oxford St. RSVPs for the CBL are not necessary but available online at, ChristianBusiness Luncheon.org. Free will donations for the luncheon are accepted in lieu of payment.