Youth from Trinity UMC in Mullica Hill were among the top five national fundraisers for this year's '30 Hour Famine' event. Photo provided

GNJ Youth Among Top 5 Fundraisers for 30 Hour Famine Event

June 5, 2017 | | GNJ News

MULLICA HILL – For the sixth straight year, the youth at Trinity UMC in Mullica Hill participated in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine to help feed and support children in developing nations.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of students in the U.S. — and thousands more around the world — unite through World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine to feed hungry children and families.  Together, these students learn about hunger, raise money to fight hunger, go hungry for 30 hours and change the world.

Before the fast, 30 students from Trinity invited church members, neighbors, friends, and family to donate to their cause. During the event, these students participated in activities and watched videos that helped them better understand global. Additionally, the team served locally by making lunches for Kid’s Alley in Camden and serving at the city’s Salvation Army Kroc Center. The team broke the fast with Communion and a feast.

Trinity’s hunger team surpassed their goal of $12,000. With over $15,000 contributed, they were one of the top five national fundraisers for this year’s 30 Hour Famine event. In the church’s six years of participation, their group has raised nearly $60,000 for World Vision.   World Vision is a global Christian humanitarian organization that partners with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Because the youth met their goal this year, they got to shave the head of their youth director, Mike Ralph. “Losing my hair is an easy price to pay for the work that our students did and the children whose lives will be impacted,” said Ralph.