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Teens go 30 hours without food represent those struggling

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30 hours without food and a night sleeping in cardboard boxes... That's the challenge three-dozen teens in a local youth group took on this weekend.

The group in Richland wanted to represent people around the world dealing with poverty and starvation. The group slept outside the Church of Nazarene after more than a day without any food.

Today we talked with a student group leader who hopes their efforts will bring awareness to a global issue.

 "People do this on a daily basis and they have to fight for food. They don't know where their next meal is coming from. I know where my next meal is coming from. I've got that security, but some people don't," Elizabeth Morley said.

The teens also spent the weekend bringing in 1,500 dollars worth of donations, which will go to struggling families in third world countries. 

 

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