The National Ministries of the American Baptist Churches USA has awarded a grant of $6,000 to the Crossroads Urban Center's fish and gardens project.

Pastor Tom Riley of Gilead Baptist Church said the project was chosen "because it is directed toward helping the underprivileged." The project privides food and produce to low-income people. Last summer the project cultivated the vacant lot adjoining Gilead and successfully provided fresh produce to needy people.The decision to select the fish and gardens project was made by the World Relief Committee, and the money comes out of "One Great Hour of Sharing" funds that are raised in American Baptist Churches around the country.

"The American Baptist Churches are glad to help out. It's a privilege to give and help others. We hope the money goes a long way," Riley said.