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YSS Hosting Virtual Campout Fundraiser Today

WHEELING – In response to helping children and families affected by COVID-19, Youth Services System Inc. is hosting its first Campout for a Cause virtual fundraiser today.

Participants have been raising money online for several weeks and are invited to camp out tonight as a way to come together to help others while social distancing.

YSS special events coordinator Terra Crews said the fundraiser is important now more than ever because it benefits four underfunded YSS programs that serve our most vulnerable neighbors who are struggling because of the COVID-19 crisis. Proceeds will go to the Youth Mentoring Network, Transitional Living Program, Temporary Housing for Homeless Families and Lazarus House/Mary & Martha House.

Anyone is invited to visit the Youth Services System Facebook page throughout the day to view videos by local musicians and other community members in support of the event. Donations may be made by testing the word YSSCAMPOUT to the number 44-321 or sending a check to Youth Services System, 87 15th St., Wheeling, WV 26003, with Campout in the memo line.

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