"It's hard to believe a year has passed since I was named administrator of Crosslines," said MaLinda King. "So many things have happened over the past year."
King said donations are picking up at Crosslines as the summer yard sale season approaches.
"We have seen a steady flow of donations the past few months," King said. "Crosslines is blessed to have a few ladies who have started to volunteer their time on a regular basis and help with sorting the donations."
A total of 385 families received assistance from the Moett-based organization over the course of the past quarter. Some of those services included food from the Crosslines pantry, food vouchers, fuel bills, utility bills, rent assistance, household items, moving expenses, dental and medical assistance, car seats and baby toiletries, laundry and dish soap, household cleaning supplies and clothing.
"I have met so many interesting people," King said. "Some are going through a difficult time and just need a little food, while others come into the office broken down and hopeless. I have seen people turn their lives around who are now able to give back to Crosslines.
"Over the past year, I have listened, laughed, cried and often prayed with those who come through my door," King continued. "Some of those were homeless, and they are now in their own homes.
King added that she is thankful for the opportunity to be a part of all that Crosslines does in the community.
"[It's wonderful] to live in a community that cares for others that may not be as fortunate as others or who may be going through a difficult time," King said.