Manitobans aren't letting the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty around the job market stop them from investing in ministry.
For three days CHVN 95.1 FM broadcast from the heart of downtown Winnipeg at Youth For Christ's building at 333 King Street for the Power of Hope Radiothon. Teens shared stories of how the work of YFC transformed their lives, and parents also shared how it transformed entire families.
CHVN listeners responded with hundreds of people calling in and donating. Altogether, a total of $80,400 was raised at the end of our broadcast for the ministry, which includes several satellite locations throughout southern Manitoba.
Physical distancing and other health requirements made for a unique radiothon this year. It was clear, though, that the stories of hope were just what the province needed to hear during this time.
Money still coming in and goal still within reach
YFC has a goal of $100,000 for the radiothon, and it's still possible to reach it by donating online.
Money continued to trickle in Thursday evening bringing a total to $83,790 as of Friday morning.
The youth ministry is finding unique ways to continue reaching young people and their families despite having to close their doors for now.
Many of their programs continue to connect with young people by using video chats and online games.
They've also been delivering groceries and meals, and visiting from front yards. Now, perhaps more than ever, the ministry needs the financial help of its partners.
While the radiothon is officially over, you can still give online, here.