Hey Peeps – Torri here. You’ve heard a lot about me, but recently I’ve been so moved by a cause that Mom decided to let me do a guest blog post to look for support and spread the word.
It’s called World Vision. Every August, they hold a big event called the 30 Hour Famine to raise money for children living in famine every day all over Africa. During this time, people all over the world give up food for 30 hours to raise money. I’ve decided to join them with my youth group; I’m going to starve for 30 hours so that other people don’t have to. In addition to that, we’re all supposed to find sponsors to support us. So a few days ago, I decided a quick and easy way to find some sponsors would be by going door-to-door.
Everyone was polite. If they were unable to give, it was really not even a problem. Until I got to one house. I walked up to the door, rang the doorbell, and waited. Once he opened the door I introduced myself and gave the speech that I had gotten quite a bit of practice at. Once I had finished, though, the man looked at me with utter disgust. I have to say I was rather surprised; nobody had reacted like that so far.
“This money goes to Africa, you say?” he demanded.
“Well, um, yes, to uh, feed the starving children…”
“Wow. This is absolutely ridiculous. You should really be doing something better, focusing more on America for a change.” And promptly slammed the door in my face.
I did my research, though. And I really hope that, by some chance, that man happens upon this blog. Because America spends about 42 billion dollars a year trying to lose weight after having consumed too much food. This includes diet pills, diet plans, and surgeries. Yet about 1,712 children die ever hour from starvation.
That sounds so silly to me.
So I’m going to try and put my dent in that number. I’m still looking for sponsors. If anyone is willing to donate, it truly does save lives. Thirty dollars feeds one child for a whole month, however, every penny counts. Any amount is hugely appreciated. Let’s make this the time to stop world hunger.
*Note from Darcie: If you’re willing to sponsor Torri as she takes part in the 30 hour famine on August 26th and 27th, please leave a comment on this post or send me an email (address in the contact tab above). We’re accepting donations through my Paypal account and I will be replacing all the fees Paypal deducts from her pledges.
**Another note from Darcie: For the record, Torri tips the scales at a whopping 87 pounds. At least if you or I consumed nothing but water for 30 straight hours our bodies could feed off our own fat stores. Torri’s body? Not so much. Even five dollars to help her reach her fundraising goal of $180 is sincerely appreciated.