Foothills Service Project is a non-profit Christian home repair ministry established for the purpose of assisting persons in Burke and surrounding counties to make houses dry, safe and warm.  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.


Foothills was awarded the Outstanding Community Service Award by the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging on September 26, 2011.


Our stores were established for the purpose of supplying funds to make it possible to purchase building materials.  The Valdese Thrift Store located at 259 Main Street West, opened November 17, 2006; the Drexel Thrift Store located at 2886 Highway 70, opened January 1, 2010; and the Morganton Thrift Store and Discount Foods located at 307 West Union Street  opened February 1, 2016 to provide funds for our ministry.  All three stores are open 9:30 am till 5:30 pm Monday thru Saturday.