During the 30 Hour Famine, our youth group will NOT EAT for 30 hours. Why? Because every day nearly 8,000 children under age 5 die because of hunger-related causes - that's one child every 10 seconds. We are NOT okay with this and we will NOT stand by while children die from lack of food, but the good news is that we can do something about it!
Beginning after lunch on Friday, March 11 the youth, Greg, and I will fast for 30 hours to raise awareness and money for those dying of starvation in Mali. During the 30 Hour Famine event we will experience a small taste of what it's like to feel hungry, learn more about world hunger, the needs of Mali, and participate in service projects at our church. (For more details please visit the official 30 Hour Famine website.)
30 Hour Famine is our chance to do something about world hunger. Our youth group has come together and set a group goal of raising $3,000 – that's enough money to feed and care for 100 children for a month. Would you consider sponsoring me for $1, $2, or even $5 for every hour that I fast? Every $30 that you give is one month a Malian child will be provided with food and care – isn't that amazing?!? You can give safely and easily online by visiting the LIALC Youth 30 Hour Famine Fundraising Page. All financial proceeds will go directly to World Vision to feed the hungry in Mali, and your gift is tax deductible.
Thank you so much for partnering with us in raising money for starving Malian children!