When COVID-19 struck, in-person classes came likely to an end at Rye Country Day School, and so did track season. Suddenly, months of training and bonding with teammates vanished. Without his usual springtime anchor of practices and meets, tenth grader Yuto Abe decided to find a way to keep his team working together, all while doing good.
Yuto wanted to do something to directly impact vulnerable people in Westchester County especially at-risk for the coronavirus. During a quick Google search, Yuto found God’s Love We Deliver. Upon learning that we serve Westchester County, Yuto decided to create an online fundraiser for God’s Love, and invite his track teammates to join him in fundraising to fund meals for our clients.
In just a few short weeks, “Wildcats Paving the Way!,” the team Yuto created with Hudson Friedman, Ellie Stevens, Diego Morales, Jack Merrill and Peter Nicholas, has raised $10,523 funding more than 1,000 meals for our clients! Each teammate has gone out to family and friends asking for donations. Hear below from the team on why they’re supporting God’s Love.