Weatherford Democrat

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December 21, 2012

Letters to the Editor - Dec. 21, 2012

Crossroads needs your help

Dear Editor,

My name is Jeff Johnson and I am the director of Crossroads Youth Ministries of Parker County Inc. We are a small organization that works with youth throughout the county who are struggling to experience success and stability.

“As a faith based organization the mission of Crossroads Youth Ministries of Parker County Inc. is to model and teach life skills within an ethical and moral framework to today’s challenged youth, so that they will be equipped to become successful and productive members of society.”

We currently have the funds to operate through the next 21 days and then services will immediately cease. Without your generous donation the 352 at-risk youth we currently serve will no longer receive services from Crossroads. There are no other organizations that provide academic mentoring, community outreach, meals, life skills groups and individual skill development activities. Without these services this particular population becomes more and more susceptible to negative peer pressure, delinquent behavior, drugs and alcohol abuse, gang involvement and violent behavior.

We are in desperate need of raising $50,000 immediately. Please help us with a generous donation now.

Unless we garner greater support from around Parker County, we will not be here next year (or next month). This is a hard reality we must face. It is with this in mind that I am reaching out to all of you.

Our services are changing lives, I can attest to this with utmost confidence.

I pray that you will see the potential in all youth regardless of how they look, where they live, or how they act. As a faith-based organization it is our goal to create opportunities for youth to experience success, love, and to realize God’s divine grace that has been laid out for them.

 

To make a donation visit the Crossroads Youth Ministries of Parker County Inc. website at crossroads-wfd.org and click on the DONATE button. Or checks can be mailed to our physical address at 318 West Spring St., Weatherford, TX 76086.

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