For the past 20 years, Crossfire Ministries has been selling fireworks for the Fourth of July. Those funds go directly toward its outreach programs, which the pastor says would be much harder to run if they didn’t sell fireworks each season.
“Do multiple feedings and help clothe people and help people get through recovery. And we have all those different ministries and outreaches both here and internationally. It makes it really tough to do that without some way of funding that,” said Aaron Taylor, Crossfire Ministries Pastor.
The church has seven fireworks stands in the Eugene-Springfield area, which are run by church volunteers and area high school students. It sells the fireworks up until July 6.