Mission and Outreach Commission

Work of the Mission and Outreach Commission is a very visible way the Holy Cross family demonstrates its dedication to our Lord’s teaching to love and serve Him.  This Commission supports our church’s mission statement by providing a compassionate ministry of helping others when need exists.         

Our mission statement:  To seek Christ in all persons, answering His call to love others and help those in need.

Specifically members of the Mission and Outreach Commission:

 1.  screen requests and distribute emergency financial assistance to people in immediate need in Watauga and Avery Counties.  We help with power and fuel bills, rent, transportation, medical costs and other needs for a total amount determined by Valle Country Fair proceeds and therefore varies from year to year.  If you are in need of assistance, please call Holy Cross at 963-4609, ext. 25 and leave a message.  A volunteer will return your call within 24 hours.

    2.  determine distribution of Valle Country Fair Grant funds to local non-profit organizations. Local non-profit charitable organizations receiving Valle Country Fair Grants in 2016 are:

Appalachian Senior Program
Children's Council of Watauga County
High Country Caregivers
Hospitality House
Hunger and Health Coalition
Mountain Alliance
Parent-to-Parent Family Support Network
Quiet Givers
Spirit Ride
W.A.M.Y. Community Action
Watauga County Library
Western Youth Network         

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Grant recipients display posters of who they are and what they do at every Valle Country Fair (see photo) so that the general public can see their efforts which better our community and help improve the lives of others.       

3.  provide:  
 - Alternative Christmas
 - Angel Tree
 - Villager (an outreach of respite for parents of foster children)
 - monthly dinners the 1st and 5th Wednesdays at Hospitality House
 
If your local charitable organization is interested in applying for a Valle Country Fair grant, please visit www.vallecountryfair.org and click "To Apply for a Grant." 

If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, Mission and Outreach offers many ranging from holding babies during a Villager evening to submitting MOC articles for the Holy Cross monthly newsletter. Please contact an MOC member through the church office at 828.963.4609 if you would like more information.