Members of the RHBC Youth Group with their 30-Hour Famine poster.
The Youth of Rosalind Hills Baptist Church (RHBC) will raise money for the hungry and then go hungry themselves by participating in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine on Friday, April 26.
World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine is a worldwide event designed to raise money and awareness for hunger throughout the world. RHBC youth are raising funds with the knowledge that every $30 they raise can help feed and care for a child for a month. The RHBC Youth have set a goal of $500 and are more than halfway there with a week left for donations. Anyone wishing to donate to their efforts can visit www.30hourfamine.org/donate/ and search for Rosalind Hills Baptist Church.
While taking part in the 30 Hour Famine, RHBC youth will participate in a “cardboard city” which involves sleeping in a cardboard box for the night. Additionally, they will take part in a survivor-like game, Tribe, which will require the youth to find food for their group in a scenario of having left their country, walked for months, and eaten very little.
“Our goal is to give our youth the experience of feeling real hunger, even if just for a day. To help them understand the challenges and needs of others throughout the world,” said John O’Neil, RHBC Minster to Youth.
Funds raised by 30 Hour Famine participants help feed and care for children in communities in need around the globe through World Vision. A portion of the funds raised assist families in need in the United States. Famine funds contribute to World Vision’s response in areas where famine, conflict, and other crises make children vulnerable to hunger and preventable disease.
Since 1992, 30 Hour Famine has raised close to $150 million, representing countless lives saved. World Vision works in nearly 100 countries, helping approximately 100 million people every year. For more information contact, John O’Neil, Minster to Youth, at 344-7888.
- Submitted by Jamie Smith