Crossroads church donating $20,000 for Philippines Typhoon Relief
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Crossroads Church officials
announced at services this weekend that they are donating $20,000 for typhoon
relief in the Philippines through Hope Force International, a leading non-profit
organization dedicated to disaster response.
Hope Force International is
comprised of individuals who are committed to utilizing their expertise to
inspire, equip and mobilize thousands of trained volunteers into areas of
crisis around the world.
"The people of Crossroads give
generously and we want to reflect that generosity through giving outside of
ourselves to others in need," said Tim Senff, director of ReachOut for
Crossroads. "We don't wait to take special offerings but immediately give
outside of our regular budget, because we want to provide relief as soon as we
Crossroads regularly gives to
disaster relief and other causes locally and globally as part of their
They have given $150,000 for Indian Ocean tsunami relief;
$150,000 for Hurricane Katrina relief; $120,000 for Haiti earthquake relief;
$25,000 for Hurricane Isaac relief and nearly $20,000 toward helping families
affected by the the Moscow, OH, tornado.
This year, the church tried an
experiment, asking their community to eat beans and rice for a week and donate
the money they saved in grocery/restaurant bills for several important causes.