The YAV's Have Arrived!
The YAVs Have Arrived! Volunteers in Tucson
Six young women have arrived in Tucson to begin a year as Young Adult Volunteers (YAV’s), in an ecumenical faith based period of service provided by Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). Under the auspices of Presbytery de Cristo the women will work with 6 different area agencies, addressing the root causes of poverty. These volunteers are between the ages of 19-30 and go through a process of applications and interviews to be selected for this program.
Emma will work with The Inn, a short-term hospitality ministry that hosts asylum seekers en route to their sponsors in other parts of the USA. Haley will take part in the Community Home Repair Projects of AZ. Katie is serving at Keep Tucson Together, a free immigration legal clinic. Laura is working with the same project as Haley.
Two women who were not able to attend a recent visit to Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church are serving a border ministry in Agua Prieta, Mexico as support to Primavera Foundation which provides pathways out of poverty.
Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church in North Tucson Catalina will be supporting these volunteers throughout their year. A large collection of essential items for home living was gifted to the 4 women who attended a recent service at MSPC and the church will work with these volunteers throughout the year.
MSPC is Centered in Christ, Caring for Community.
2020 YAV's Emma, Haley, Katie, Laura at MSPC sharing their experiences with congregants