In the month of August, Crossroads kicked off its’ first Food Service Training Course or Cooking with Crossroads, for which we enrolled 5 participants. The course included public health safety and regulations, cutting techniques, menu development, hands-on-meal preparation, kitchen etiquette, and ServSafe training and testing, just to name a few.
Without Crossroads people who are homeless wouldn’t get any help or have a place to go where they are treated with dignity, respect, and kindness. I know because I have been there in my life where I was homeless, needed help and sometimes felt mistreated.
Thanks to the Citizens of Georgia Power, the General Counsel department squared off against the Accounting, Finance and Treasury team to see who could prepare 400 sandwiches the fastest for Crossroads.
What an exciting time to be part of the life-giving ministry taking place here at Crossroads! Our work on behalf of those experiencing homelessness in Atlanta has never been more effective or more in demand.
The staff and Women’s Association of Atlanta United FC regularly partner with Crossroads to help our neediest neighbors, upholding the team principles of we are a football club because we are more than just the team; we are the fans, we are the community, we are Atlanta, taken from the voices of our citizens. We are Atlanta United FC.
Five days a week the volunteers of Crossroads deliver mail, provide over 200 warm meals, distribute toiletry kits, build sandwiches and provide individual job training counseling. And, we truly could not have served as many clients as we did in 2017 without the help of our volunteers. As we springboard into the new year, we want to take a moment to showcase and applaud our volunteers who went above and beyond in 2017.
Crossroads works collaboratively with a number of community groups including a strong partnership with Project Community Connections, Inc. (PCCI) which shares the primary goal of rehousing people experiencing homelessness.
Veterans, thank you for your service! Each day many of the people who come through the doors of Crossroads are living on the streets, or in shelters and lacking the foothold to find their place as productive citizens. The first point person for many of these guests, is Rhonda Green, a case manager at Crossroads, who manages our front desk and daily delivers an attitude of gratitude to our guests.
At Crossroads, we have adopted community, compassion, dignity and equality as our core values. And, there is no greater ambassador of the ministry we provide to the community, than the staff of Watchmen Security Services.
This is a sound I look forward to hearing every Monday morning. There’s just something about hearing the sing-song quality of Dan Carey’s invitation that signals to me that we are ready to begin another week of welcoming our neighbors.