Interfaith Youth Service Project in CA Has Global Impact

December 19, 2004

Source: The Sacramento Bee

On December 19, 2004 The Sacramento Bee reported, "hundreds of teenagers, representing multiple faiths, recently joined forces to assemble hygiene kits for families of refugees and disaster victims throughout the world. The multicultural Youth for a Better Understanding organized the effort, called the Helping Hands Service Project. The program was hosted last month by the Citrus Heights Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Van Maren Lane. While packing the hygiene kits, Christian, Muslim, Sikh and Hindu teenagers worked and talked together. Event organizers said the opportunity for interaction among the teens was almost as important as the work at hand. For the evenings' work, the young people were asked to separate from their acquaintances so they could meet and talk with teens from other beliefs and cultures."

See also: Interfaith, Youth