THUNDER BAY-The 30 Hour Famine is a Canada wide event run by World Vision. There are thousands of youth from all across Canada participating in this over event over the weekend. The 30 Hour Famine is a great way for youth to not only raise awareness and financial support for all kinds of initiatives all over the world but it is a way for them to experience a little bit of what it is like to grow up in countries where food, clean water, and other things that we see as necessities are just not available.
Redwood Park Church is hosting The 30 Hour Famine in Thunder Bay. They have invited grade 7 and 8 students from all over the city to participate. Students have been collecting sponsorships from parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, school teachers, and even other students. With a huge goal, to raise $3,000 dollars, and the even bigger goal of letting the people of Thunder Bay know that we can make a difference in people’s lives. Money gathered will be going to the building of a center in Southeast Asia that will provide counselling and education for children who have been trafficked as slaves and who have been on the receiving end of social injustices for their entire lives.
Students will be gathering together to support each other in this arduous task at Redwood Park Church at 6 pm on Friday April 12, (they will have not eaten since 8 am Friday morning). There will be activities, games, and a live simulcast from the coordinators of World Vision Canada that will include performances from Canadian artist, Lights, and speakers who have been on the ground in other countries assisting in relief efforts first hand.
On Saturday morning, after 24 hours of not eating the students will be hosting a Pancake breakfast that is open to the community. This is a way to give back and to let you, our fantastic families, friends, and supporters join with us as we share our experiences of not eating and what we have learned in the preparation for this Famine. Breakfast will be served between 8 am and 12pm. They would love for you stop by and say hello!
If you would like to support this project financially you can donate online by CLICKING HERE. All donations over $20 are tax recieptable.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Jesse Hochstetler at email@example.com