Members of Crossroads Christian Church took it upon themselves to feed local first responders on Thursday and Friday.
Lead pastor at Crossroads, Adam Lynch, explained, “In our culture, everybody’s known for what they’re against. We want to be known for what we’re for at Crossroads. So, we are for Fayette, we’re for our hospital, our police officers, our first responders, our fire department.”
On Thursday, food was first delivered to Fayette County Memorial Hospital, 1430 Columbus Ave., and then to the Washington Fire Department, 215 E. Market St.
“It was very kind of them,” said WFD Fire Chief Tim Downing.
On Friday, food was delivered to the Washington Police Department, 130 N. Fayette St., Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, 113 E. Market St., and the Fayette County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), 115 E. Temple St.
“Truly, I want to thank everyone from the Crossroads Church for thinking about the community,” Sgt. David Page with the Washington Police Department said on Friday. “Times are tough right now for the whole community, so them coming out and doing this for us, the sheriff’s office, the hospital — it shows people in the community care.”
The food consisted of pizza, wings, pop and chips. The pop and chips were provided by church members while the pizza and wings came from Super Sport Pizza & Wings, 275 N. Glenn Ave. in Washington C.H.
“We are very appreciative that the community is coming out and Crossroads church, as well as Super Sport, for bringing this to us today,” Fayette County EMS Director Rod List said on Friday. “We have been maintaining pretty well and are trying to keep up with everything.”
After delivering the food to each location, Lynch led those present in a prayer, then took photographs.
“We’re for spreading the love of Christ to Fayette County and South Central Ohio,” said Lynch. “Today is not about us — it’s about how awesome these people are and how much amazing work they all do.”
July won’t be the only month that Crossroads will be doing something special. According to Lynch, they aim to do something each month “just to show the community that we’re for Fayette, that Jesus loves them.”
The plan next month is to provide breakfast to staff of both local public school districts: Miami Trace and Washington Court House.
“We want to be known what we’re for, I can’t stress that enough,” said Lynch. “We are for Jesus, we are for Fayette, we are for this community, and we want to do whatever we can — big way or small way, whatever we can to help out this county.”
Crossroads Christian Church is located at 175 Halliday Way in Washington C.H. More information can be found on its website, www.crossroadswch.org/.
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