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#YFCBetheStory: Youth For Christ Tells Stories of Impact During Facebook Live Sessions Tomorrow

YFC Hosting Three Facebook Live Sessions May 5 Featuring Leaders of Regional Chapters That Have Made a Difference in Their Communities During COVID-19 Crisis

May 4, 2020

NEW YORKEach year, communities around the country rally to help build up the non-profit organizations, groups and ministries that do so much in local neighborhoods, schools and churches. This effort is known as Giving Tuesday.

This year, Giving Tuesday takes on a new urgency, as the coronavirus pandemic has created immense—and immediate—need.

Tomorrow, Youth For Christ USA (YFC) will be involved in this nationwide call to action by hosting three Facebook Live sessions throughout the day. The May 5 observation, called “Giving Tuesday Now,” is a new global day of giving “as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.”

“Over the past several weeks, we have been witness to amazing stories happening in communities around the country,” said Youth For Christ President Dan Wolgemuth, who will close two of the three online sessions. “From feeding families to creating outlets through art, staff and volunteers across our chapters have truly served as the hands and feet of Jesus. We can’t wait to tell these stories on ‘Giving Tuesday Now.’ There has never been a more important time to reach youth with the message of Jesus, and now more than ever, as the world deals with unprecedented situations and circumstances, youth in America and around the world need Christ in a very real way.”

Youth For Christ’s three Facebook Live sessions via Zoom of approximately 30 minutes each are set for 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. MST on “Giving Tuesday Now,” May 5. YFC leaders from New York City, Denver, Detroit, Miami, western Michigan and more will share their stories of impact as COVID-19 has affected families, neighborhoods and entire communities.

An important goal will be to inspire viewers to, in turn, share the YFC stories in their own circles using the hashtags #GivingTuesdayNow and #YFCBeTheStory to help spread the word across the nation about how YFC chapters are making a difference in their communities.

Recent YFC stories of community impact include the following:

According to the “Giving Tuesday Now” website: “We believe that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad. A global threat like COVID-19 touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a global community. … Let’s come together to create a wave of generosity, citizen engagement, action from business and philanthropy, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.” The special May 5 observation is in addition to Giving Tuesday set for Dec. 1, 2020.

Visit Youth For Christ’s website at www.yfc.net, its Facebook and Instagram pages, Twitter feed @yfcusa or on Vimeo.


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