Who We Serve

We help people who are in need. Our primary focus is on single mothers and the elderly. Need A Break Services cares about people in need.

How We Serve

Need A Break Services meets our mission through 2 initiatives:

Direct Service

We accept applications directly from those in need. Our Review Board evaluates the need as well as our capacity to fulfill it. Typical direct service projects include home repair and auto repair.

Charity Partners

We work closely with trusted nonprofit organizations in order to support their causes. This is done primarily through organizing volunteer crews, but it may also include donations and event promotion.

Core Belief

Each of us has time and talent.  When we share this with others in need, it makes everyone smile.  There are those that need our help.  They deserve it and often don't know where to turn to. 


We believe that everyone deserves hope, and that everyone has something to offer their neighbor in need.


Need A Break Services is a nonprofit faith-based foundation that is devoted to helping people succeed through meeting needs in our community and motivating others to serve their neighbor.

our History

  1. 2005 - Bruce Bodine leads a 25 person crew of staff and contractors to Hurricane Katrina.  Soon after he is impressed to start a non-profit that will focus on helping single moms, widows and elderly.  Alan Payne is instrumental in the Need A Break Services launch.
  2. 2006 -Julie Washburn is hired as Executive Director.  Under her management, the volunteer base, the number of recipients and our reach increases dramatically.  
  3. 2007 -The Rescue Mission asks Need A Break Services to consider a merger.  Both boards agree.
  4. 2014 - Bruce Bodine asks The Rescue Mission if they would consider allowing Bruce Bodine to re-launch Need A Break Services under the oversight of the Bodine Enterprises staff. The Rescue Mission agrees to "pass the torch" back to Bodine.