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AFEV Joins #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity

Air Force Enlisted Village Joins #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.

As a senior living community, Air Force Enlisted Village is doing everything possible to protect residents who are senior citizens (most are military widows) and most vulnerable to coronavirus/COVID-19. This unexpected and unprecedented situation has created a financial strain due to unbudgeted expenses for the Air Force Enlisted Village. We’ve increased cleaning and disinfecting processes and hired extra staff to screen people entering the campus and shop for groceries for residents.

Fundraising events have been cancelled or postponed and will create a negative impact on critical funds that the Air Force Enlisted Village, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, counts on each year.

The Air Force Enlisted Village has planned a day of gratitude for #GivingTuesdayNow sharing messages of gratitude every hour on Facebook.

People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. The global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing.

“As a global community, we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to support one another. We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organizations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities,” said Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday. “#GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for us to stand united and use grassroots generosity to show that we are all in this together, beginning to end. Even as many face financial uncertainty, generosity is not about size. From calling an elderly neighbor to chat to offering translation help; from showing gratitude to our healthcare workers to donating to your local food bank, every act of kindness is a beacon of hope in this crisis. We all have something to give, and every act of human consideration and kindness matters.”

Those interested in joining Air Force Enlisted Village’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit www.afev.us/givingtuesdaynow.

For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org).

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