In 2017 The Duke Endowment invested grant dollars with CROSS/CCRM to allow us to expand our infrastructure to reach beyond Washington County, into more communities in the historic Albemarle region of northeastern North Carolina. In order to attain our goal of helping more homeowners living in poverty, we must grow our teams, open more mission centers, and increase our presence throughout the region.
Asst. Executive Director
Board of Directors
David Peele, President
Gil Wise, Beacon District Superintendent
Brian Roth, Mayor of Plymouth
Since its inception in 2011, CROSS, now Coastal Carolina Rebuilding Ministry, has provided services valued at $1.75 million in building materials and supplies, subcontract and in-kind labor.
In 2017 we conducted a survey of the homeowners served over the course of a 2 year period.
Here are those results:
Over the last 2 years, CROSS has worked on twenty (20) different home rehab projects. Unlike some other rehab ministries, because of our experience and community support, we have rebuilt several homes from the ground up.
All of the homeowners felt blessed by the witness of the teams that came to their home. They stated that they were non-judgmental, and gracious in every way. Ninety (90) percent of those who responded to our survey stated that their homes are drier, safer, and warmer.
“I feel safer walking across my porch”
“I can finally get into my bathroom”
“My house is dry – no more leaks!!”
Several homeowners stated that they have seen savings related to utility expenses.
Iris Sanders shared that she had a $211 decrease in her monthly utility bill.
Because of the work that CROSS provided, three (3) of the homeowners were finally eligible to apply for federal/state weatherization funds.
Plymouth Mayor Brian G. Roth has reported, that because of this rehab ministry with persons of color, the racial divide in our community is being bridged.
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