Local teens hold 30 Hour Famine
Sunday February 16, 2014 | By:Submitted to Journal |
SPRINGVILLE — On Feb. 21 and 22, young people from The First Presbyterian Church and the United Methodist Church of Springville will be participating in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine, to raise funds and awareness of world hunger.
Nearly 1 billion people go hungry, every day. More than 6 billion live on the planet. One in six will go hungry, every night.
Prior to the event weekend, students raise funds with the knowledge that every $35 they raise can help feed and care for a child for a month. Groups also perform hands-on service projects, during the weekend, in order to make a difference in their communities. The local group plans to help elderly Springville area residents to shovel, pick up trash on the roads and help out at local charity organizations.
As part of the fundraising efforts, the youth will be “flocking” yards throughout Springville and the surrounding areas with pink yard flamingos. A cross-congregation Kiss-A-Cow election will also be held, ending on Feb. 21. The winner will kiss a live cow.
Funds raised by 30 Hour Famine participants help feed children in communities around the globe. A portion of the funds raised assist families in need, in the United States. Since 1992, 30 Hour Famine has raised close to $150 million. World Vision works in nearly 100 countries, helping approximately 100 million people every year.
Visit 30hourfamine.org or call 800-7-FAMINE, for more information.