Wednesday, April 21, 2010

30 hour famine

Thanks to the people who helped me raise $245. The group raised more than $25,000.
It was a great experience. I was craving coffee but I was all right without food.
I will participate in a 30 hunger event on April 24 and 25 at Glendale College.It's organized by a very progressive Armenian priest, Father Vazken Movsesian. Participants need to raise $150 Please consider to donate $10 in an effort to help hungry children.
Make your check payable to
St. Peter Armenian Church [30 hour Famine in the memo]
Mail it to:Karine Armen, P.O. Box 466, Glendale, CA 91209-0466
The funds will be given to World Vision, a global leader in addressing poverty.Thanks.How much do you spend when you eat outside?

Dear Famine Participant,
We’re in the final days of preparation for our Annual 30 Hour Famine. Here are some instructions for this coming Saturday.
BUT FIRST, I want to once again congratulate you! You’ve made a decision to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of others. As you know, we are holding the Famine on April 24 to coincide with the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. While many people know that 1.5 Million Armenians were slaughtered by the Turks, many people forget that millions were sent out as refugees, trying to create a life without any resources. The world looked and dismissed our parents as “Starving Armenians.”
Through the Famine, we, as children of the “Starving Armenians” are feeding the starving world. 29,000 children die of hunger and hunger related diseases every day. These are kids like our grandmothers or grandfathers – trying to make it in a world that could care less about them. Every dollar you collect goes to aid them!
Think about it… how many people have the opportunity to save a life? And you… you get to save 10’s, 100’s and maybe even a 1000 lives by participating in this year’s 30 Hour Famine. Is there any greater response to Genocide than this? To be a living testimony to the power of Love!
OK – this is what you need to do. . .
1) Collect money from your sponsors and fundraising. As you know – we’ve set $150 as a minimum, but you can do SO MUCH more. I’m please to tell you that I spoke to a gentleman in Arizona yesterday, and he’s willing to MATCH everything you collect and donate it to the children of Armenia. So don’t stop collecting!!!! BRING your collected donations to the Famine Saturday morning.