Day of Service 2012:
Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape sponsored a revitalization project at the Naples community playground on Friday, April 20, 2012. This community project was part of their annual participation in PLANET Day of Service.
Day of Service 2011:
Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape volunteered to spruce up the landscaping at the Naples Fire Station and Town Offices on Friday, April 20, 2011. This community project was part of their annual participation in PLANET Day of Service.
Day of Service 2010:
Clement Bros. Lawn and Landscape sponsored a revitalization project at the Naples community playground on Friday, April 20, 2010. This community project was part of their annual participation in PLANET Day of Service.
Crosswalk Community Outreach:
Cross † Walk Community Outreach
P. O. Box 64
Naples, Maine 04055
This outreach started from such humble beginnings ... out of the heart of a man named Mark Blankenship and some of his church friends. He wanted to find a way to reach out to his community and so he went out with his friends and out of the back of a pickup truck, lugged his charcoal grill, some hot dogs, some drinks and a few cans of foods and started up first on Route 302, Causeway Marina's boat storage parking lot and then the team of few found a spot in the Naples Village Green park in Naples. In the fall of 2008 we approached the Naples town hall to see if we could use their building to get out of the cold winds and coming storms of winter. We started with a few loaves of donated bread, some produce, and a few cans of food. We had about 12 to 15 or so people who would show up and it was a great blessing to those who truly needed it.
Since CWCO started officially as a non-profit in February 2009, a lot has happened in our community and a lot of that is due to a lot of love and faithfulness, prayers, volunteering, and financial support of this ministry. Last year the Lord multiplied the fish and loaves mightily. It is because of His great provision that we have been able to continue to serve our 5 area towns of Naples, Sebago, Harrison, Bridgton and Casco twice a month.
He has provided us with donations of food which now amounts to over 12000 pounds each and every month. It has since grown to over 400 local families that is comprised of senior citizens, 237 adults between the ages of 18 and 59, and over 104 children that are impacted directly, for a grand total of over 400 local individuals served. Each and every time we open our doors there are approximately 120 or so families that receive food boxes filled with meat, bread, produce, and other staples for their families. Every other Monday, Kyrie’s Kitchen serves at least 130 plates of delicious, homemade food to some very happy and hungry people. At present we have approximately 60 or so volunteers that now help with the clothing closet, Kyrie’s Kitchen, the food distribution, set up and clean up on food distribution days, registration process, blood pressure screening, planting community gardens, and helping us with picking up and transporting goods to our outreach site.
Last Thanksgiving, with the generous support of our community and our volunteers we were able to serve over 75 people from the community a hot Thanksgiving dinner right here at the Naples town hall. We were also able to help us to honor some of our local military families and people in great need with some Christmas cheer delivered to their door, making their season a little brighter.
CW has working relationships with many local businesses, including, but not limited to, River Run Farm, Hannaford, Reinhard’s and Five Fields Farm. State and federal agencies such as United Way, the Red Cross of Southern Maine, Good Shepherd Food Bank, Healthy Maine Partnerships, Lake Region School District, Naples Town Hall, Tri-County Services have given us great support and we are now actively a partner of Maine VOAD (Maine Volunteers Organizations Assisting in Disaster). These are just to name a few!
None of this outreach would be possible without the obedience of one man who went against the flow to start up with a few cans of food and a bbq grill on the back of his truck! Mark B., look what mighty things have come from your stepping out in faith! From all of us at Cross+Walk, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Our mission is to serve, through the development of programs, which address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our community, and secondarily to establish and maintain partnerships with other local needs and or faith-based organizations. The intent is to be a means of love and support to our local community. Together we can make a positive impact in the lives and health of our community-at-large.
Present Board of Directors:
Nancy Vose, President
Lindsay Clement, Treasurer
Donald Moore Jr.
Christy Hafford, Secretary
David Moore, Logistics
Mark Clement, Public Relations
Joanna Moore, Director
Current outreach programs:
Kyrie's Kitchen Community Meals Site
The Food Basket Food Pantry
Treasurehouse Clothing Closet
LawnCare for Troops
Snacks for Local School Children
Winter Wear School Assistance
Manna'Fest Community Garden
Free Health and Nutrition Classes
Summer Lunch for Kids Program
Free Blood Pressure Screenings
SNAP application help
Assisting in Local Disaster
Free Flu Clinics
Gardening & Composting Classes
Free Public Thanksgiving Meal
Thanksgiving Food Boxes
Christmas Cheer for Troops
Planet Day of Service:
GreenCare For Troops:
Clement Bros. Lawn & Landscape, Inc. is participating in “GreenCare for Troops in Naples. “GreenCare for Troops” is a nationwide outreach program initiated by Project EverGreen that connects participating local lawn and landscape firms with families of the men and women away from home serving our country in the armed forces.
In announcing the new program, Mark Clement, owner of Clement Bros. said, “Lawn and landscape maintenance becomes a definite hardship when a family’s major breadwinner is on active duty away from home. The “GreenCare for Troops” program seeks to ease this stress by helping affected families with the important task of caring for their yard and landscape.”
Families interested in applying for the “GreenCare for Troops” program should contact Clement Bros. at (207) 693-6646. Participation is limited. To learn more, they may also access the Project EverGreen website at www.projectevergreen.com or call toll-free (877)758-4835.
About Project EverGreen:
Headquartered in New Prague, Minn., Project EverGreen is a national non-profit organization representing green industry service providers, associations, suppliers/distributors, media companies, other organizations and individuals. Project EverGreen’s mission is to raise the awareness of the environmental, economic and lifestyle benefits of landscapes and promote the significance of those who preserve and enhance green spaces at home, work and play.