One year ago, the Charlotte Hornets, Bank of America, and Lowe’s joined forces in the Hornets Day of Service. The Grier Heights Community Center was the beneficiary of a new 500-book library. Fast forward to today, and the Hornets are living up to their commitment to replenish the library. Use the link below to help with this effort by ordering new books through Amazon. Thank you.
According to one of our Bulldogs Matter volunteers, “Rebekah Bowen is the real deal.” Bekah recently shared her story through the Charlotte Will awareness campaign, and also in our 2016 newletter. We are proud to call her a part of the CrossRoads team! Stay tuned for more of Bekah’s story(ies) of her passion and hard work with Grier Heights youth in 2017.
The last quarter of 2016 was a busy time for CrossRoads and our Grier Heights neighbors! We would like to share what we’ve been up to over the past several months, and to ask for your continued prayers and support for our mission to revitalize Grier Heights.
In October, CrossRoads’ Elizabeth Heights Development in Grier Heights was one of five housing developments to receive the Housing North Carolina Award for excellence in affordable housing. Winning developments were selected for affordability, design, sustainability, community contribution, resident services, and creative partnerships. Thanks to our partners Self-Help Community Development Corp. and the City of Charlotte for helping CrossRoads raise the level of home ownership in Grier Heights!
NC Housing Award Press Release
CrossRoads is proud to share that on December 16, Executive Director, Don Gately, was honored by the Housing Opportunity Foundation with its 2016 Humanitarian Award. Nominated by CrossRoads’ housing development partner, Jim Burbank of JCB Urban, Don was recognized for his leadership, impact, and commitment to affordable housing and the Grier Heights Community.
Housing Opportunity Foundation Press Release