To all of you who have donated to The Healing Cross Project. May you be filled with joy knowing your hard earned money goes to our outreach programs to support those who suffer! I started out doing this for the love of my son, Derrick. It has become much bigger than that! 2020 promises to be earth shattering, and all that we plan to do for our fellow man! Please join us on our journey. It will change your life 💟
This past Saturday, The Healing Cross Project joined forces with the Mayor of Phoenix for A Day of Kindness. Along with Thundershowers and a team of volunteers, we showered hundreds of the homeless and provided much needed sweaters, jackets, socks, pants, hats and mittens!
I’m reminded each time we hold this event, the impact we can have on another person’s suffering. It was Derrick's daily suffering that led us to helping those in need.
Please know that every dollar that is donated to the Healing Cross Project will ALWAYS go to serve the needs of another person in our community.
We are grateful to each and every person that has helped us make a huge impact for these people in need. Derrick's legacy HARD AT WORK✝️
Continued Blessings to all
The Courtney Family
Perhaps you’ve asked yourself, how can I help make a difference? Consider this...
I had the opportunity to hear Pastor Jason Fritz from Illuminate Church speak on compassion. He said it is the tangible expression of love for those who are suffering! To show compassion we must listen, stop and act.
As part of our ongoing mission to help those who suffer in our community we would like to invite you to join Thundershowers and The Healing Cross Project as we shower and clothe the homeless on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 12 Avenue between Madison and Jefferson. If you are looking for a way to help the homeless in your community there are many ways you can help with this event, including clothing donations, spare change or a couple hours of your time.
We are looking for donations of clothes for the winter to help keep the homeless warm, including shoes, beanies, sweaters and jackets. Donations of money can be made through Facebook or the donation page on Healing Cross Project website. Every little donation helps us fund the shower event. If you would like to volunteer and are 21 years or older please contact us through facebook or our volunteer page.
The Healing Cross Project will continue to bring human suffering into the forefront and work towards healing for all! The vision of a few can have a huge impact on any community. Come be part of something bigger than all of us!
Blessings to you
The Courtney Family and Thundershowers
The Healing Cross Project’s 3rd annual charity gala, Derrick’s Night, will be held on Saturday, April 25th, 2020.
Ticket information to be released in the coming months.
Please join us!
Dear Friends and followers of The Healing Cross Project
This is what I want you to know….
Grief never takes a day off! It rears its ugly head during holidays, birthdays, celebrations, and life! Just like in the movie Groundhog Day, it’s a recurring nightmare that robs you of YOU! We are STRONGER than grief, and we will not let it define us!
Derrick’s death has taught me about life and what we can do to serve those that suffer. It is present at every street corner, home, neighborhood, and school; It’s everywhere. I implore everyone to work together towards the common good of others. Do something that matters. Show them by example; their lives do have meaning.
On October 12th, we held another day of Showering the Homeless. The HCP, along with Thundershowers and Frank Bennett Reality, served hundreds of the homeless. There were many who gave their time and hard-earned money. Also, many of you cleaned your closets bringing us clothing, shoes, blankets, undergarments, socks, you name it, we got it!
I am indebted to each and every one of you. Thank you for contributing and allowing us to serve those that suffer!
Our next Showering will take place November 16. Reach out to us to volunteer or donate.
Many blessings to you!
We believe that everyone should be entitled to a basic human need, such as a SHOWER!!!! So for our first event, The Healing Cross Project in partnership with Thundershowers, Specialty Textiles and the Paul C. Helmick Foundation set out to provide showers for the homeless. We had over 300 participants attend and are hoping for even more to join us next time. For the next event on Saturday, October 12th from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., we will also provide socks, under garments and clothing. This will be held at The Human Services Campus located at 204 S. 12th Ave Phx, 85007.
Derrick's legacy will be hard at work giving some dignity back to the homeless and an understanding of how much they DO SUFFER!
Should you feel moved to volunteer, let us know here or message The Healing Cross Project on Facebook. Perhaps you have clothing, razors, shaving cream, we would be thankful for any donation to make this event as successful as the first one! It doesn't take a lot to show someone they matter and that the are NEVER ALONE. The vision of a few can have a huge impact on the community. Please join us.
To see more on our first event: https://www.azcentral.com/…/portable-showers-se…/2039239001/
Blessings to you,
The Courtney Family & The Healing Cross Board of Directors
2019 brought our second charity night, now called Derrick's Night. We honored his life by presenting a cross to the next recipient, Lily Lewis. She and her mother spoke. She was presented a check.
With the new year, scholarships will be given out to those that have shown the ability to rise above the suffering they endure and help families
Calli Luikart was our first scholarship recipient.
Our next two recipients are the families of valley firefighters that contracted cancer on the job and have since passed away. Their families are fighting to have their medical bills paid.
2. Brian Beck Family
3. Austin Peck Family
7-year-old Lily suffers from brain cancer and we wanted to give her a "dream come true." So we set out to redo her bedroom. The community came together to help us in this loving gesture We did it last December in one afternoon. Chuck Hicks was the painter, who donated his services. Jessica Aiken, a valley designer helped me with the project. Lily was ecstatic! She continues to receive treatment from St. Jude for her cancer. A little side note… She loves to swim so I asked her to join our USA swim team, DESERT Foothills Aquatics. She participates with another little girl suffering from cancer! They are THE BOMB.
We have delivered Healing Baskets to those in need A warm blanket and socks, healthy nutrition, gift cards, meals, helpful books, games, messages of hope and of course a healing cross. We have distributed 3 dozen already. When we receive a letter, email, text or call about someone in need, we put it together as it pertains to that particular need. HCP purchased all the items for each basket.