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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.

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!

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

Our sincere thanks go out to the sponsors who have 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

Sunnyside

Kearney Area Community Foundation – Building For Tomorrow – Kearney Shelter

Kearney Area Community Foundation – Building For Tomorrow

BNSF Railway Foundation – Hastings Shelter

BNSF Railway Foundation

Ethel S Abbott Charitable Foundation – Hastings Shelter

Ethel S Abbott Charitable Foundation

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!

Divvy-Up helps fill-up our sock supply!

Divvy-Up sent Crossroads Mission Avenue another bountiful stack of comfy socks to fill-up goody bags for our guests! New Crossroads’ guests are given a goody bag of necessary hygiene items, along with a new pair of socks from Divvy-Up. The socks are soft and cozy, and help keep our guests’ feet toasty and healthy! Thank you Divvy-Up!!

Crossroads Mission Avenue guests are thrilled to receive new socks!

The Thrift Stores are open!

Our Thrift Stores in Kearney and Hastings are open, and we’d love to have you come and shop! We do have a few guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy, including allowing only 25 people in the store at a time, still observing social distancing while shopping, and we are asking that you wear a mask as well. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • We are also accepting donated items! We are happy to arrange a pick-up with you.
  • For Hastings donations, please contact: Erika at 402-462-6460 or Erika@crossroadsmission.com.
  • For Kearney donations, please contact: Patrick at 308-708-7448 or patrick@crossroadsmission.com.
  • For Grand Island donations, please contact: Tyler at 308-380-5897 or tyler@crossroadsmission.com.

Online donations are also gratefully accepted! Just click the button below!

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

– Hebrews 13:16 NIV

Nebraska Environmental Trust awards Crossroads a $12,800 grant to purchase more Win Bins!

Crossroads Mission Avenue is ending 2020 with a much-appreciated grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET)! This grant is allowing us to purchase more Win Bins to be placed in the tri-city area! The increased number of Win Bins will tremendously help our effort to serve the communities of Kearney, Grand Island and Hastings, by providing additional accessible and convenient locations for drop-off of donations and recycling. Click here to find a Win Bin located near you: https://www.crossroadsmission.com/recycling-at-crossroads/ Return to the website often to find more Win Bin locations – we will be placing the new Win Bins around your local community in the coming months!

This Win Bin purchase is funded through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The Trust is funded by proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery and has awarded more than $305 million to more than 2,200 conservation projects across the state of Nebraska since 1994. The Nebraska Recycling Council is a non-profit, membership organization of public and private organizations, as well as individuals, and has been a recycling advocate for Nebraska since 1980.

Thrift Store Discount

Our Thrift Store is a busy place, and has new items every day. All proceeds from the Thrift Store directly support homeless men, women & children at the Center. All at prices that can’t be beat…unless you have a coupon.

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