Crossroads Mission Avenue receives $10,000 check

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Published: May. 19, 2023 at 10:01 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - One central Nebraska nonprofit’s mission is to help people get out of homelessness, and a generous gift will help them continue to do that.

The Tri-City Street Rods handed over $10,000 to Crossroads Mission Avenue. The club raised the money through its annual auto exhibition in February.

In 2022, Crossroads severed just over 1,100 people between Hastings, Grand Island and Kearney.

Executive Director Daniel Buller said having money like this helps them continue to open the door for people who need to get out of the heat this summer.

“It comes at a perfect time, because summertime is typically the season of the lowest giving, in terms of people giving to nonprofits, and sometimes, it’s the time when we have the highest expenses,” he said.

But that’s not all.

“Even more than giving them a bed to sleep in or giving them food to eat, because you know those things are very important and are life saving, we’ll go beyond that and help people get into our personal resiliency program, where they get the life skills and training and ministry needed to get on their feet, and to make progress in their life and really end the cycle of homelessness,” said Buller.

He said there’s a stigma for people who are homeless, but no matter what the perception is, Buller said it doesn’t give anyone the right to leave people on the street and not offer a helping hand.