Teens Sleep Out in the Cold to Raise Awareness of Hunger
RICHLAND, Wash. - A church youth group is spending the night in the cold and going 30 hours without food to raise awareness of hunger, and collect money for the hungry.
The Richland Nazarene Youth Group is sleeping in cardboard boxes Friday night at their church in Richland. They've been fasting since noon Friday and won't eat until six in evening Saturday. As part of the 30 hour famine, they hope to raise money for children in South Africa.
"We're doing this to show God loves them and that we're Gods people trying to feed them. And trying to help them out," said Taylor Stevens with the Nazarene Youth Group.
The group says every $30.00 raised will help feed and care for a child in South Africa for one month. They'll be at Ranch and Home Saturday from Noon to 3:00 p.m. to "Pound out Hunger." They'll have an old car there for people to pound, bash and beat with a donation.