COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a crisis for the global Young Life community, and of course for all those we serve; we are praying for all of those impacted. Young Life has a presence in many places where the public health and/or economic impact of this outbreak has been severe. We have created the COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist in specific and necessary ways to support these areas/communities with their continued outreach in the lives of young people at this crucial time.
The COVID-19 Relief Fund will help us in some of our key mission locations where the impact of this crisis has been particularly negative and where there are limited ways to combat this impact. Regional and country leadership will help identify areas most in need of support from the fund, and a Stewardship Allocation Committee (comprised of the Young Life Mission Lead Team) will allocate funds where the need is greatest. Each grant made from the fund will be matched by funds raised at the divisional, regional or area level.
Given the widespread economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we urge those faithful friends who currently support their local areas or individual staff wherever they may serve to continue or, if possible, even increase your support. For some, we realize that this crisis has hit very hard; we are praying for you at this time. For those who are able, we ask that you consider making an additional contribution to the COVID-19 Relief Fund.
We are grateful for your support; Young Life ministry continues in a powerful way, and kids need the friendship of their Young Life leader and the hope of the gospel more than ever.