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Youth For Christ names location

Published 10:15am Tuesday, December 24, 2013

South Central Minnesota Youth for Christ has announced it will move into the building at 400 Third Ave. NW in Austin.

The area YFC has been eyeing a location in Austin, and a little more than a week ago City Life Director Rick Miller released details about the potential for a drop-in center in Austin. YFC, an organization set on helping young people with both faith and everyday life problems, already has a location in Albert Lea, of which some Austinites use, Miller said.

People expressed interest in starting a facility in Austin where the City Life program can help youth learn about Christ, along with other responsible, positive life choices. A full-time director would be on staff to oversee the building and operations, but the program would mainly be run with help from adult and youth volunteers.

YFC seeks $225,000 in donations to not only purchase the building, but make renovations and cover operating expenses for the first year.

Donations can be made at, by calling 507-373-1015 or mailing to the administration office; South Central MN Youth For Christ, 116 West Clark St. Albert Lea, MN 56007. Please note Austin on the memo line. All donations are tax deductible.

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