SAVANNAH, GA (September 24, 2014) West Chatham Precinct Advanced Police Officer Matthew Cross is a very active officer, he’s a member of the Crime Suppression Unit, the SWAT team and participates in several SCMPD community events.

“One reason I got into police work was to be able to DO something for my community instead of just living in it,” Cross said.  “But my desire to help doesn’t just stop in Savannah.”

After three years on the police force, in 2012, he took his first trip to Ethiopia with his church Tapestry to build schools.  Now he’s going back in December.

“I saw poverty on a different level than I had seen before, it made me want to do more.  Seventy-two percent of school-aged children in Ethiopia do not have access to formal education.  Providing a school and education will give people and chance to change their lives,” said Cross
APO Cross and his church members are continuing to raise money for this trip, for more information got to

For information about the Tapestry Loves Ethiopia Boston Butt Sale information click here.