Foothills Service Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian home repair ministry established for the purpose of assisting persons in Burke and surrounding counties to make homes dry, safe, warm, and accessible. Our project is committed to honoring the God-given dignity and value of all people, regardless of race, color or creed. We intend to promote the physical, and the spiritual health of all those who need help but are lacking knowledge or physical ability to help themselves with emphasis on assisting the older adult population. Our ministry is possible only because of the many caring people willing to help others in need.
Incorporated October 16, 1997, Foothills Service Project began as an outreach of Crosslink Church (formerly the Evangelical Methodist Church) in Rutherford College, NC, to respond to the need of home repair in Burke County. We now partner with over 50 churches and groups to reach into Burke and surrounding counties.
In 2006 we opened a thrift store in Valdese, NC to help fund our mission. In 2010 we opened a second location in Drexel, NC.
Foothills received national recognition when it was awarded the Outstanding Community Service Award by the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging in 2011.