Jefferson Award: Harold Youtzy
Each month, Siouxland News teams up with Seaboard Triumph Foods to present a local volunteer with a Jefferson Award.
This month we you to this month's recipient, a man who's been helping the homeless and those in need for many years at the Gospel Mission.
Faith, Hope and Love. That's the foundation for Harold Youtzy.
He's the Pastor and Executive Director Gospel Mission, a Sioux City non-profit organization and ministry founded by Henry and Edith Plumer in 1938.
"All of us have to work together in order to provide the ministry opportunities that we provide in the mission. So I'm just one of those cogs in the machinery," said Youtzy.
Harold loves helping those in need, men, women and children in need shelter, clothing, food, and of course, the gospel.
"We need to conduct ourselves worthy in the gospel of Christ and that's from Philippians 1:27. And so, one day should be no different than another day. May behavior needs to be the same regardless whether I'm being honored or behind the kitchen, the steam table, whatever I'm doing or if I'm relaxing at home in an easy chair. My behavior needs to be consistent at all times," said Youtzy.
Thanks to his leadership, hundreds of thousands of meals have been given to these families.
He leads the Gospel Mission, where they offer many programs and services including alcohol relapse prevention, work improvement and job seeking skills.
"But if they have the word of God, then they will find them in the word of God. Faith, hope, and love," said Youtzy.