Freightliner Truck Center Companies Helps Secure Box Truck for Crossroads Mission Avenue

A special thank you to Ethan Schroeder at Freightliner Truck Center Companies for helping Crossroads Mission Avenue secure a new box truck! The truck is crucial for us to pick up household donations, donations to our recycle Win Bins, and daily food donations that help sustain our Mission throughout the year.

Crossroads Kearney is grateful for help from Great Western Bank!

Employees of Great Western Bank in Kearney, led by Branch Manager Christopher Browne, helped us in our remodeling efforts on our Kearney campus recently. Renovations will make way for us to offer Transitional Housing as a service at our Kearney shelter location. Transitional Housing allows our guests to progress toward independence while their support services are still close-by.

Willing Servants bless Kearney Crossroads!

Several churches in Wilcox came together to work at Kearney Crossroads last week. What a blessing to have help with painting and removing carpeting, as we remodel the building that will serve our Transitional Housing needs! They call themselves the Willing Servants! We were so happy to have these hard workers help us out!

Jean’s Angels send 50 Care Bags to 50 States!

Our Kearney Crossroads Mission Avenue shelter was chosen by Jean’s Angels to receive a donation of 50 care bags filled with hygiene items for our guests. They are sending 50 care bags out to one location in each of the 50 US States – a wonderful goal! Thank you so much for sharing with our Kearney shelter! Click the link to read more about their 50 bags for 50 states project.

UNK Students bless Kearney Shelter!

UNK Students, along with Luis Olivas, Assistant Director of the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, put together 200 care packages for our guests in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day! We are so grateful to be the recipients of their generosity!

Realtors of Greater Mid-Nebraska donate to Kearney Shelter!

A hearty thank you goes out to Tim Norwood for putting a fundraising challenge out to the Kearney Realtors, and we give sincere thanks to the Realtors of Greater Mid-Nebraska for stepping up and answering that challenge! Their efforts will benefit Buffalo County as the needed Transitional Housing project at Kearney Crossroads Mission Avenue becomes a reality! Renovations are underway on the Kearney Crossroads campus, to provide an option of transitional housing for our guests as they progress through our 4-Phase Recovery program and prepare to move out of the emergency shelter. Transitional housing provides a step toward independence and self-sufficiency for our guests while they still have their support system close-by. Thank you for your support!

Fiddelke Heating and Air Conditioning Rescued Us!

Huge shout out to Fiddelke Heating and Air Conditioning for rescuing us as the heating system failed in the Kearney shelter FULL of guests on Monday night, and the temperature headed down towards a low of -26! Thank you!

Our communities help provide new beds! You too can help!

Our sincere thanks go out to the sponsors who provided grants to purchase new beds and mattresses for our shelters:

United Way of South Central Nebraska – Hastings shelter.

United Way of South Central Nebraska

Hastings Community Foundation, Inc. – Hastings shelter

Hastings Community Foundation

Arthur Klinkacek Community Enrichment Fund of the Kearney Area Community Foundation – Kearney shelter

Arthur Klinkacek Community Enrichment Fund of the Kearney Area Community Foundation

Sunnyside – Hastings shelter


We are in the process of replacing our old worn out beds at each of our shelters, with new bed frames made of rugged metal to withstand rigorous use, and mattresses with an easy-to-clean waterproof, antibacterial surface. In 2020 alone, Crossroads Mission Avenue provided over 47,000 nights of stay to our needy neighbors in Kearney, Hastings and Grand Island! The new equipment will stand up to the extensive cleaning procedures required here at the shelter and should serve us for many years to come! Our old beds are worn out, and desperately need to be replaced at each location – let us know if you can help! Call Linda at 402-462-6460 if you can help!

Thank you Kearney!

Kearney’s annual Give Where You Live 2020 Giving Day was amazing! The Kearney community continues to be a gracious and generous supporter of Crossroads Mission Avenue and has helped us raise over $16,000 to exceed our goals for the Give Where You Live 2020 event! Many needy in Kearney will be helped through your generosity, and we are very grateful!

Warm Socks! Comfy socks! New socks!

Thank you to DivvyUp for a wonderful shipment of new socks! Guests at each of our Crossroads Mission Avenue shelters were given new socks last week, just in time for the cold weather! What a blessing to have warm feet as the weather turns cooler! Thank you!

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