The Crossing desires to rebuild the brokenness of the community in the areas of hunger, homelessness and hopelessness in Cullman County, Alabama, through the following goals:
1) Keeping the shelves stocked with food and toiletries.
2) Open a Community Kitchen to provide hot meals to those in need. Participants would be encouraged to volunteer in the community kitchen.
3) Open a "Respite House". Respite: a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
4) Prepare garden areas to add self-sufficiency to the operation of The Crossing and to provide healthier less processed foods to the diet of our participants.
Unity is required to rebuild our community. As demonstrated by Nehemiah in the Bible, we will join together to repair the broken areas in our community that require concentrated attention. In the book of Nehemiah the account tells how the Israelites stood united to repair the wall around Jerusalem and each family repaired the area in front of them. Neighbors banded together to complete the wall in record time, protecting each other during enemy attacks, creating a stronger love for each other and their community.
The rebuilding of the sense of community is vital for the results to remain year after year. No one can do this alone; we need the strength of unity to complete these goals and to retain the progress made.
Based on the population of Cullman County, which was estimated at 81,289 people in 2014.
If $1/person per month ($12/person each year) is donated, that would generate $975,468.00;
if $1/person per week ($52/person each year) is donated, that would generate $4,227,028.00.