2009-03-04 / Community

'Will dye for the cause'

Conder Conder Recently the junior and senior high students from the Flora and Bringhurst United Methodist Churches participated in World Vision's 30 Hour Famine, a worldwide hunger awareness program to help feed the world's poorest children. During this time the students went without food for 30 hours to get a taste of true hunger.

Student Ministry Director Adam Conder challenged the students with a fundraising goal of $3,000 for this year's famine. As an incentive, he told the students that he would dye his hair hot pink for a month if they could raise the $3,000. With the help of many local businesses (see Feb. 18 Comet) and their parents, they were able to meet and exceed this goal. The youth from both churches raised a total of $3,240.

"This is enough to feed nine children for an entire year through World Vision," Conder said.

He honored his pledge and dyed his hair hot pink.

"It's worth all the odd looks and laughs I get because it means that the students I get to work with are committed to helping others in need," Conder said.

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