ISSUE 1812



Thank you Arcelor Mittal

Another wonderful year,take a few minutes to look back with us.


Coal Country Christmas!

Pictured from left to right:

Mickey Pennington, Chris Hardy, Tim Runyan, Becky Brown (Children's Home Society), John Tinnel, Caitlyn Hardy, Kasondra Ramsey, Kim Reed, Kat Davis, Shannon Pace (kneeling), Santa (Chuck Childress), Karen Wilson (The Community Crossing), Micheal " Mike" Day (CEO Arcelor Mittal), James Roberts, Shawn Endicott, Mark Neal, Alec Patterson, Roger Fleming, Lesa Wilson, and Kyler Wilson.

December 13, 2018 was a special day for many children in McDowell County as they participated in the first ever “Coal Country Christmas” sponsored by Arcelor Mittal. This  is a coal/steel company, located in Eckman, WV in which the bulk of their mining operations take place in McDowell County. For Arcelor Mittal, it was all about giving back to the community when they held a fundraiser in September that was attended by their employees. Michael "Mike" Day, CEO, cast a vision for this fantastic celebration and brought it to life with the help of The Children’s Home Society. Rebecca Brown serves McDowell County for the Children’s Home Society and did a lot of leg work to make this happen! Nearly 400 children received gifts with an overall contribution of $30,000 by Arcelor Mittal! We at the Community Crossing were blessed to see all of our Parents as Teachers families receive Christmas presents this year! 


Remembering 2018

in Photos







Black Diamond Boxing Challenge

Having one of the best boxing coaching in the state and kids who want to learn is an awesome opportunity. Having the funding to support that opportunity is a challenge. With football season over, Coach Kuhn has fired up the boxing gym. This month we welcomed 25 new boxers in our gym. Unfortunately, running a gym is not cheap. Roughly here is a list of expenses we need to find funding for:

Gym cost: 25 boxers x $10 x 8 months = $2000
USA Boxing members including insurance:

25 x $75 = $1875
USA Boxing Club Membership: $350
Uniforms: $50 x 25 = $1250
Shoes: $80 x 25 = $2000
Equipment: $2000
Misc: Tape, towels, etc. $830
Travel cost: 150 miles x .55 x 6 events = $495

Total: $10,800

Join the 30/30 Club. We need 30 people willing to donate $30 a month for the next 12 months to build a strong life-changing, purposeful boxing program in McDowell County. Would you like to be a 30/30 club member?

If so, please click on the link and let's get to work!

1 in 3 Families

Struggle to Buy Diapers

A Cause You Can Really

Get Behind...

One of our biggest needs are consumable products such as diapers! Presently our shelves of

sizes 4, 5, and 6 diapers are empty! Please consider donating to help families in McDowell County!   


The Community Crossing can do so much more with your help. We are very fortunate to have the Parents As Teachers grant through WV DHHS, however the grant does not cover the cost of our key supportive ministries: 

  • Home repairs to ensure children have a safe environment

  • Black Diamond boxing club to encourage fitness and discipline in youth

  • Pickleball a community activity promoting a healthy lifestyle

  • Support and resources for entrepreneurs in our county

  • Healing for drug and alcohol addiction - presently we are praying for the development of an effective ministry

  • CCX Missional Magazine covering McDowell County in monthly issues

Would you prayerfully consider giving

$30, $50 or $100 per month

in support of Community Crossing?


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