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 2017 are:

Children’s Council of Watauga County – to help support a family services coordinator.

Community Care Clinic – to help purchase medical supplies which are not donated.

High Country Community Health – to purchase an autoclave for dental clinic.

Mountain Alliance – to add “Transformative” programming at Avery High School

OASIS – to provide meals to residents and children.

Parent to Parent Family Support Network – to help with operating costs.

Reaching Avery Ministry – to purchase food for the hungry in Avery County.

Spirit Ride Therapeutic Riding Center – to provide scholarships for two riders.

WAMY – to help with the only after-school program in Avery County.

Watauga County Schools’ Extended Learning Program – to provide scholarships for after-school care for elementary and middle school children.

Western Youth Network - to support the Mentoring Program.


img_0867--2-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."