Heritage Girls turns 25, still active despite pandemic

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

American Heritage GirlsThe coronavirus pandemic has hurt many Christian organizations including one that is raising up girls in Christ. 

This year, American Heritage Girls is celebrating its 25-year anniversary after it was launched when the Girl Scouts dropped God and faith, and took a hard left turn on social issues.

Heritage Girls co-founder Patti Garabay tells OneNewsNow that Heritage Girls celebrated the birthday as expected: with a day of service to others.

“We had a really cool service project in Louisiana,” she recalls, “where the girls there brought what they call ‘Comeback Coolers’ that they gave to people who were victims of hurricanes.”

Other projects around the country included singing to nursing home residents in Texas, and handing out treats at a nursing home Georgia.

In Oklahoma, Heritage girls cleaned a medical mobile unit for a pregnancy resource center.

Garibay had devoted more than a decade as a Girl Scout leader, and watched three daughters move up in the program, but she walked away and eventually started American Heritage Girls with 12 girls and three leaders.

Garabay says many Christian organizations are suffering financially because of the pandemic, and American Heritage Girls is no exception, but she says the ministry belongs to the Lord and He will see it through.

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