Crosspoint staff and residents continue to serve our community by participating in a wide variety of efforts to strengthen and beautify our city.
On January 30th, 14 Crosspoint volunteers returned to Baptist Temple Church and worked to disassemble playground equipment so the church could install modern, accessible equipment. Reverend Zayasbazan was appreciative on our continuing commitment to supporting his church in our community restoration programming.
On January 7th, a crew of 11 Crosspoint volunteers teamed up with the city of San Antonio for an extensive graffiti abatement project at IH-10 and Frio. The city representative overseeing the project expressed how impressed he was by how quickly and thoroughly our crew tackled the job compared to other volunteer groups. Residents and staff worked diligently and helped keep our community beautiful.
On November 16th Crosspoint volunteers returned to work at Baptist Temple Church with 14 volunteers. This project included garden cleanup and the spreading of mulch to enhance the beauty of existing grounds and gardens.
On October 5th, eight Crosspoint staff and family members took part in the annual NAMI Walk at Morgan’s Wonderland to help reduce the stigma and to remind everyone of the importance of mental health care. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Health and their mission is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by mental illness by providing support, education, referral sources and legislative advocacy.
On August 31st, ten residents and 2 staff members volunteered to build a raised garden, assemble trellises and do painting projects at Baptist Temple Church. Pastor Jorge and Brother Daniel worked shoulder to shoulder with us. At our fellowship lunch after the project, all of the residents expressed how much fun it was to work together as a team and their sense of personal satisfaction with having done something so positive for the community. These projects have become so popular that we had six residents signed up as alternates but couldn’t go because not one resident dropped out!
On July 27th a volunteer crew of 3 staff and 9 residents embarked on Crosspoint’s first-ever Habitat for Humanity project. The Crosspoint team took on several construction-related tasks working shoulder-to-shoulder with the home’s soon to be owner. The team members brought a variety of construction skills and invaluable commitment to the project.
On June 29th, Dr. Downey and five resident volunteers spent Friday morning weeding and doing general clean-up of two large Eastside community gardens. The crew knew they were helping this community to grow wellness and gave it everything they had despite unrelenting heat.
On May 18th, a highly enthusiastic crew of 3 staff and 8 client volunteers labored all morning in the community garden at Baptist Temple Church. The team pulled weeds, laid weed barrier, hauled mulch and planted in a garden where we have played a key role since its inception. The post-project fellowship meal served up an opportunity to discuss how the volunteers felt about giving back to their community.
On April 13th, 7 staff and resident volunteers worked on a new Gardopia community garden project off of Broadway.
On March 9th, 16 staff and residents volunteered to return to the Gardopia garden on New Braunfels Avenue to prepare for the spring season. Volunteers weeded, rebuilt compost bins, spread mulch and helped complete framing for the garden’s new office and storage room. The Crosspoint crew was joined by 4 volunteers from the UT Health School of Nursing.
On February 16th, eight Crosspoint staff and resident volunteers teamed up with the Bexar County Sheriff and deputies to pick up trash and other debris from the streets and alleys of The Glen neighborhood.
On January 21st, our agency staff and family members joined in the MLK March to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy.
On January 9th, Crosspoint continued its Baptist Temple work by finishing a community garden created from what was once an overgrown lot. In total, 32 Crosspoint residents and staff members volunteered to assist in these projects.
On December 22nd, Crosspoint assisted the San Antonio food bank in their efforts to serve those in need by organizing and packing food items during a food drive in preparation of the holiday season.
On December 8th, Crosspoint worked on both the interior and exterior of Baptist Temple Church performing landscaping work and interior painting alongside Pastor Jorge Zayasbazan and his team.