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In The Spirit of National Volunteer Week

Six years ago this month, The Crossings held a major milestone celebration. Future residents, local dignitaries, and many guests came together for the ceremonial “Turning of the Dirt” and were encouraged to mingle over coffee, desserts and light refreshments.

What many do not know is what transpired many, many months before this groundbreaking event involving a small group of mission-driven volunteers within a tight-knit community.

The Ladies of Seabrook United Methodist Church

Back in late 2012, a handful of women along with the MRC Foundation, gave tirelessly of their time and talents in an effort to bring awareness and summon support of volunteers and/or monetary donations in the hopes of making the vision of a not-for-profit senior living community come to fruition in the Bay Area. They wasted no time and began holding Meet and Greet dinners; the first of which was in January 2013. Recruiting was easy for Bettye Beason, the loudest cheerleader behind The Crossings fundraising efforts. Some of the ladies in this group went on to become part of our resident family.

The Fabulous Fish Fry Fundraiser

Who could forget these fun-for-a-cause events? Our first fundraiser was held in October 2013 followed by another fabulous and successful event in September 2014. All proceeds helped furnish our chapel with beautiful stained glass windows. The Fish Fry Fundraisers were again held in 2016 and 2017. Countless volunteers and groups made all of these fundraisers possible.

Resident Volunteerism Lives on at The Crossings

I continue to be in awe of all that our resident family continues to do not only as it relates to The Crossings, but all that they continue to do within the Clear Lake and Bay area communities, as well.


One who currently and for several years serves as an Election Judge

Another who ministers with endless TLC (tender loving care) to those in LTC (long term care)

A resident volunteer of HSLBA (Houston Symphony Bay Area League) to promote music appreciation and enrichment to the Clear Creek ISD elementary school students

A group of honorable men who continue to create works of art in their wood working shop

A group of women creating fresh floral arrangements for residents for various occasions; welcome new neighbor – birthday - get well soon

The numerous donors to the benevolent program

To all our volunteers and volunteers everywhere…we celebrate you, we thank you…God Bless!

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