USA(MAF)–Today, non-profits around the U.S. are joining the #GivingTuesday movement and challenging individuals, families, churches, and businesses to give and give back.
#GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a more compassionate alternative to the “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” shopping days. It celebrates and encourages activities that support nonprofit organizations. The #GivingTuesday website touts the day as “…a call to action to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the holiday season. It’s an organizing principle to encourage the creativity and energy of Americans to work together for good.”
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has answered this call. The aviation ministry is challenging believers to change a life in a day by supporting the MAF’s Christian and relief work in the isolated parts of the world. MAF operates a fleet of small aircraft that reach remote corners of Africa, Asia, Indonesia, and Latin America. The organization transports doctors, missionaries, relief workers, the sick and injured, and others, helping those who are otherwise cut off from the outside world.
“MAF’s mission is unique in the non-profit world,” said John Boyd, MAF president and CEO. “MAF uses aviation and technology to share the Gospel and make life better for isolated people.”
On #GivingTuesday, MAF hopes to raise $24,000 in 24 hours. That’s enough to fund 20 relief flights.
“MAF airplanes carry food to the hungry and medicine to the sick. We transport Bibles, vaccines, and water purification systems,” said Boyd. “We respond to disasters … in fact, we currently have staff doing relief work in the Philippines.”
To learn more about #GivingTuesday and how a gift to MAF can change a life in a day, visit here.