Our mission is to help those in need with the physical maintenance of their homes, while showing the love of Christ and praying for the families we help, both within the family of Wellspring and beyond. All work is provided by volunteers at no cost to the homeowner.
Crosscut is always looking to help as many families as we can. Our goal is to maintain high-quality levels of workmanship and integrity while providing the best experience possible.
Our Team Members have a vast array of skills and talent. Some are professional carpenters, plumbers or electricians; while others just love to paint, landscape or work on demolition.
There are far too many talents to list here, but the one thing they all have in common is the heart to help someone in need. It doesn’t matter how old or how young, expert or novice…it’s where the heart is that truly makes a difference in the lives of the families we help.
How can I request help?
Call or email us and we will be in contact with you to go over details on how to receive help. Please allow us at least a week to respond to your original request.
We do have a formal application process that all applicants must go through. This will determine your eligibility for service and our ability to adequately provide what is needed.
Crosscut aims to complete around 20 projects a year for individual homes. In addition, there are at least three large events, where we gather dozens of people in one day to accomplish significant renovations. Many people are part of the ministry, and are then organized into smaller groups to work on any particular job as they are available.
The opportunities are as extensive as the projects we work on, and we have need for all levels of skill, from skilled craftsmanship to handyman to general helpers. All are welcome and will be fitted to the jobs based on the particular needs and skill levels.
Mount Pleasant is a large low income housing community in New Britain. Our purpose in Mount Pleasant is to work with the families and the New Britain Housing Authority to create an environment that is safe and attractive while building relationships and hope with all the families.
Once a year, Crosscut holds an event called “Celebrate Mount Pleasant” where we team up with the residents and the NBHA to beautify the community by painting murals, planting flowers, adding playground equipment and much, much more. On average we have around 320 people that take part in serving the community during this day.
This event takes place in June. As the event approaches, you will hear all about how and where to get involved!
Apply for help with your project:
Crosscut Ministry started in 2008 by Chris Knapp as a 1 person mission to help those he came across that needed help with their homes. As time went on, many folks came along side to help with this mission and brought with them a vast amount of knowledge and wisdom. Since the start of Crosscut, the needs of families that we are addressing have grown in numbers and complexity. Crosscut continues to strive to meet that growth with the same values it started with: high quality workmanship, integrity and a heart to show God’s love for people.
How can I help?
Team Members are always needed to help with repairs at a family’s home. You don’t need to know how to swing a hammer to help…just a heart wanting to serve.
Supplies and materials are always appreciated. We are always in need of a vast array of tools and supplies. Contact us to receive details on how to go about this.
Monetary donations are also welcome. We want to provide the families with all the necessary repairs at no cost, so we look for donations to help with that goal. You can donate on line at wellspring.net or make checks out to Wellspring with Crosscut Ministry in the memo line. Contact us with any questions.