Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-borne disease. Crossroads has helped over 100,000 people through our clean water initiatives in Uganda, Kenya and Haiti. Plus, we have provided bio-sand water filters, repaired existing wells and worked to dig new wells for schools and communities. View Projects
Children are helpless victims of hunger worldwide. Crossroads child feeding programs in schools and in community have been a major initiative in Uganda and Kenya. These nutritional meals not only tackle hunger, but boost an incentive toward education. View Projects
An estimated 55,000 young women are exploited through the sex trade industry in Cambodia. Crossroads has been working with respected partners on the ground to fight this injustice and help rescue these young girls. Then, through an intensive rehabilitation program, girls are receiving medical treatment, counselling and skills training. View Projects
It is reported that millions of children are orphans, abused and abandoned worldwide. Studies have shown that the majority of these children become either sexually trafficked, engage in criminal activities or commit suicide before age 18. Crossroads has been effectively engaged with partners addressing this issue and has successfully impacted thousands of children's lives. View Projects
Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty. In Sub-Saharan Africa, only two-thirds of children who start primary school reach the final grade. For the past number of years, Crossroads has been helping support educational programs that enable marginalized families the opportunity to send their children to school. View Projects
Access to health care is often a luxury not extended to the poor. Millions of deaths in developing countries occur due to the lack of means to prevent/treat malaria, waterborne disease, or to be able to access medical care. View Projects
Since 1982, the Emergency Response & Development Fund of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. has responded to death, destruction, and psychological trauma caused by natural disaster, war, and poverty in the developing countries of the world.
In response to our Canadian partners wanting to do more for people around the world, we created the "Crossroads Missions Warehouse." Located at 1645 Colborne St. E., Brantford, Ontario, the warehouse facility is designed to receive quality donated items, which are shipped to qualified projects in developing countries. We also present the local community with an opportunity to get involved in global voluntary service, without the necessity to travel overseas. Volunteer 'service centres' are where computer repairs, bicycles, sewing, and children's gift bags are prepared for shipping.
To date, we have shipped over 700 tonns of relief aid in 90 containers. Both 20ft. and 40ft. size containers have been transported to over 18 countries benefitting a variety of organizations and thousands of families. In addition we work through many relief and missions' partners that organize work teams by offering supplies from the warehouse. We also supply our own schools, community development projects, medical clinics and hospitals as well as many other hospitals or medical facilities that are in desperate need.
We receive and ship the following Items
around the world:
- Hospital equipment & medical supplies
- Farming equipment & implements
- Carpentry tools & machinery
- Gardening tools
- Educational supplies, books, videos
- Sewing machines - manual or electric
- Gas/diesel generators
- Dry food & premium quality clothing & shoes
- Musical instruments
We are always looking for volunteers in
these areas of service:
- Drivers to pick-up donated items
- Sewing & tailoring
- General office administration
- Medical equipment/supplies expertise
- Sorting, packing and cleaning
- Shipping and receiving of donated items
- General warehouse labourers
- Fix-it and repair person
Since 1982, the Emergency Response & Development Fund of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. has responded to death, destruction, and psychological trauma caused by natural disaster, war, and poverty in many countries of the world.
Our response to humanitarian crisis is both, short-term 'emergency response', and longer-term 'development projects'. Our emergency response activities include: food & medical aid, earthquake & flood relief, and the rebuilding of homes.
We also service a short-term need in developing countries by shipping quality, donated goods in containers. Crossroads Relief & Development has shipped over 90 containers (20/40ft.) of extremely good quality medical supplies and equipment, educational materials, bicycles, computers, sewing machines, musical instruments, gift bags, generators, and dry food. Local residents volunteer their time to this type of humanitarian service through our 5,000 square foot warehouse facility in Brantford, Ontario.
We strive to make aggressive long-term investments into areas that affect the most vulnerable people groups, enabling them to escape the most extreme of circumstances, and equipping them to provide for their own needs longer-term. As a result, over the years, our long-term investment into human security falls predominantly into the following sectors:
- water and sanitation
- food security and agricultural development
- shelter for the most vulnerable
- basic education and skills training
- health & HIV/AIDS interventions