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Churches United benefitting local area

Pictured left to right are Shawn Nelson & Cory Nelson, owners of Big State Oilfield Services, Inc., and Skip Greenwade, Board President of Churches United in Caring (CUIC)

Big State Oilfield Services, Inc. recently held their first annual golf tournament and last Friday, met with representatives of Churches United in Caring (CUIC) to donate the proceeds of $3,000 to the non-profit Assistance Center in Crosby. The donation was received by Skip Greenwade, Board President of CUIC. Funds will be used for purchases of food and toys for the CUIC annual distribution to its clients.

Big State Oilfield Services, Inc. is located in Crosby and was established and is owned by the Nelson brothers, Shawn and Cory. Their kindness was in response to many whom they have known who have received help from CUIC in times of need or natural disaster. Churches United in Caring is a non-profit Thrift Shop and Assistance Center serving the Crosby, Huffman, and Barrett Station communities. Donations are accepted daily for sale at garage sale prices in the Thrift Shop at 944 Church Street. CUIC is operated by volunteers from area churches who also support the work of the Assistance Center, which has been in operation since 1983.

According to Skip Greenwade, “Our volunteers do a remarkable job of assessing and meeting the needs of the folks who come here for assistance. Through partnerships with our local member and supporting churches, the Houston Food Bank, and a whole host of others who contribute time, money, goods, and services, we have a chance every day to make a difference right here in the community. I consider it an honor and a privilege to be involved with CUIC and I encourage anyone looking for a way to help – even if it’s just for a couple of hours a week – to stop by and see where their interests and talents can be put to use.”