Teens Raise Money to Fight Hunger
Mindy Mizell tells you how can you help hungry kids.
- Duration 5:49
- Date Feb 24, 2012
Mindy Mizell tells you how can you help hungry kids.
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You are wind thumb its thirty hour famine cracked her peripheral vision world vision and you are sponsor -- And and -- thank you for joining us welcome and having us his his son.
You're gonna be talking on a way to raise money for world hunger night having students.
We'll not see -- students who are in the firing up thirty -- because basically there's 200000 students nationwide -- throughout the spring going to be giving up -- for thirty hours straight in Austin and grace.
Are just two of the students who are going to be for hello -- you can't come to see that doesn't -- OK and have you done it before.
I -- once the -- that matters here.
Thirty hours for what reason is it thirty and they started at 8 o'clock this morning so there already feel a little bit yeah.
-- and finally break the fast sometime tomorrow but they're doing this because they -- -- raise awareness.
And raise money for a good cause basically every day one billion people worldwide.
Actually go to bed hungry and they're trying to make people more aware of what's going on in the crisis that's going on.
-- also raise funds have so far a grace -- raised a 180 dollars right and she's trying to raise enough money to be able to support.
I'm more children and this is a great -- -- getting involved I don't we contribute here costs.
On you can sponsor around like we -- go around we get -- -- analysts -- Internet address or something on this they have -- -- -- -- area and that -- and not only -- online and -- groups in your area but if your group wants to participate.
Throughout the spring you can go online and sign -- -- -- we're looking at the website right now that's a great website so many students if you don't -- -- give up food for example don't wanna get involved in this cause they're all other alternatives we know one girl who.
Gave up speaking afraid that thirty hours instead anticipate a really tough while others gave up electronics since.
1992 more than a 150 million has been raised for this cause unrest trade -- -- -- -- by the efforts to teenagers now growing so Mena teenager.
Here's the facts that hunger that are that are pretty mind blowing.
More than twenty dozen people die each day.
From hunger related causes that's correct 925.
Million people around the world are hungry.
I'm thinking on hunkering down -- plunged -- I mean yeah.
Don't believe when they're clearly what they done this Brittany Snow street vendors -- the -- -- if you can tell they're.
I don't know what your religious preferences but it's Friday during -- he can meet so.
And world isn't as a Christian humanitarian organization you represent their church youth group.
And that many of the churches nationwide are getting involved with this so that's just great cause and -- when you come over here well this is just a representative of what it's like in some of these impoverished communities and this is account just over pound of food basics one point three million pounds of Pinto beans.
Your average person in Africa who lives in the sub saharan area and that impoverished area lives off of this for one week.
This is what it's a -- eats for one week this is your average -- for his mind midmorning snack.
Yeah this is not a lot of food.
And more than two billion people live off of less than two dollars per day -- you can see the impact that just a little bit of money can make.
But really the goal is for the students nationwide to raise more than ten million dollars this year.
Last year at nine point five million dollars so they're really this is nothing to snap back.
Is a great campaign -- always talking about commodity inflation so food prices are going up as seeing comments.
-- not so it's becoming even harder for many of these impoverished nations to feed their people have you been able to travel to any Third World I -- developing countries I have in the funds that they -- we'll -- -- ten different countries including the Horn of Africa which I spent a couple months this past year.
In that situation there seeing the drought the impoverished and communities there.
In a drought situation was was heartbreaking to see he would talk to.
Young people in children who had no food and their parents would struggle justifying.
And you know for the -- -- -- it's all perspective and that's you know we don't know.
We're surrounded by in New York City or modern days.
World -- you can get anything at any moment -- when you go to countries like Africa they use every single part.
Of that animal everything apart became go to waste and it's it just makes you.
Well you just and I ended today's teenagers and not only that you see great you other continents because I'm a high school I didn't even think of of that stuff you know well in -- did not only do teenagers sometimes get a bad name but sometimes social networking devices the world vision we did a study this past year we found.
That more than 55%.
Of teens say that social networking has made them more aware of socially conscious.
So social networking not necessarily a bad thing in fact often not face that can -- still telling -- if that's the situation for him.
It up with my FaceBook like with your friends like.
With all of these updates like you can like like the world vision -- just -- you updated outlook great what world vision is doing.
And so simply recycle your friend and personally don't want to payment check it out you know we really just saying.
And just to kind of raise awareness -- world vision is going.
And the campaign has a FaceBook page as well so if you wanna find that you can access it by the main page which is -- hour famine that so our chief.
-- get you can go on its sponsor groups in your area or get your own group involved.
Of had a chat room discussing some of these issues and we have front DSL.
SR he says source she says -- -- needed and well over sixty years old and remember raising money for world hunger all the time.
And still in never -- to that so there's -- Cynthia there.
And mountain fellow right your families to donate to the Salvation Army as well as -- veterans organizations.
But sadly we can no longer afford it megas that something.
You know we're struggling here -- thanks so it's nice -- -- -- people hate you so much for coming on.