Most people think "global impact" when they hear the Above & Beyond story. Our primary purpose is to accelerate the mobilization of missionaries, however, the missionaries we support are making a significant impact in their local communities as well.
The number of local organizations receiving volunteers through Above & Beyond approved recipients in 2015.
Patricia, Volunteer Coordinator for Camino Community Center's Food Pantry, thanks father and son Above & Beyond recipients, Tom and Isaac Cox, for their service. "Without volunteers like you, there is no food pantry," says Patricia. Tom and Isaac said earning reward points by serving locally "prepared our spirit to leave the comforts of home, knowing that others will be blessed in turn."
The number of service hours approved recipients will invest in their local communities by the end of August to earn their Above & Beyond reward points.
Recent Above & Beyond recipients, Derrick and Amy Denman, served 30 hours at Amy's Closet sorting clothing and unpacking donation boxes, to earn reward points to be able to teach at a marriage conference in Nicaragua. Shasta Steele, Director of Amy's Closet, shared, "volunteers are the life-blood of Amy's Closet. Thank you Above & Beyond for encouraging people to serve in their local community."
Summer Giving made easy - if you are travelling, it's easy to continue to give to Above & Beyond through PushPay. Just text AandB to 57682 or you can give online.