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Support sought for ‘30-hour Famine’

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April is the month when the youth of our community and country really show us what they can do.

It’s the month when about 170,000 teens volunteer 30 hours of their time to participate in World Vision’s “30-hour Famine” by going without solid food for 30 hours—relying on nothing but water and juice.

This year, the program is hoping to raise $5 million to target the 30,000 children who die every day from hunger and preventable diseases in countries such as Kenya, India, Guatemala, and Afghanistan.

In the next couple of weeks, youth volunteers will be knocking on doors collecting contributions.

One of the biggest groups that participates in the “famine” will be on hand at Fort High on April 19-20 as a part of the local effort put together every year by the Student Executive Council.

Co-organizers Sarah Hebert and Nicole Rogozinski have been working really hard encouraging people to sign up. About 65 students have signed up so far but there’s often more room available.

If you have any questions, call World Vision at 1-888-8FAMINE or visit its Web site at www.worldvision.ca

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