Tuesday, January 20, 2015

American Heritage Girls March to Support Life

American Heritage Girls
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CINCINNATI, Jan. 20, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The American Heritage Girls Respect Life Patch, which is worn on a girl's uniform, out sold all other badges and patches in the organization's 20 year history.

For the second year in a row, AHG will participate in the Jan. 22 March for Life event in Washington, D.C. , including providing financial support and water bottles for more than 15,000 youth at the "Life is Very Good Prayer and Morning Rally" organized in Arlington, VA. After the prayer meetings, youth will participate in the annual national March for Life event.

AHG, an international faith-based character-development program for girls ages five through 18, created a Respect Life Patch last year to reinforce the organization's commitment to honoring life from conception to natural death.

"The sales tell the story: AHG supports life and so does its members," says Patti Garibay, AHG executive director and founder.

"To me, standing for life is not a political issue but rather a God issue.  All life is valuable to Him. One of the things that attract girls to AHG is our strong affirmation of a Biblical worldview, which includes respecting all life from conception to natural death," emphasizes Garibay.

AHG troops earn the Respect Life Patch by participating in an event that brings attention to respecting life or by providing service to an organization whose mission/purpose demonstrates a desire to respect life, such as pregnancy centers, pro-life groups and hospices.

Founded in 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio, AHG has nearly 40,000 members across the globe. AHG's mission is to build women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. Girls participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences. In the past four years, AHG has experienced 40 percent membership growth annually. 
To schedule an interview with AHG Executive Director Patti Garibay, contactnews@ahgonline.org.