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March 22, 2010 15:27 ET

World Vision 30 Hour Famine Kicks-Off as Rock Band Faber Drive Returns from the Dominican Republic

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) - 

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Vancouver based rock band, Faber Drive returned to Canada on March 5 after a week-long trip to see Famine funded work in the Dominican Republic. The trip kicked-off the World Vision 30 Hour Famine campaign. Front man, Dave Faber and bass guitarist Jeremy "Krikit" Liddle are big supporters of this year's Famine.

"Being in the Dominican Republic and seeing the poverty first-hand was eye-opening for both Krikit and I," says Faber. "Living in Canada, we have all of the amenities we need and more, but there are so many children around the world living without shelter and without knowing where their next meal will come from. The World Vision 30 Hour Famine is helping to close the gap on poverty."

During the trip, Faber and Krikit were introduced to local families who don't have access to basic necessities like food and water. The band members saw the effects of poverty and hunger on children and their families and the difference funding from the 30 Hour Famine can make.

"We really want to encourage Canadian kids to get involved in raising funds and participating in the Famine. The experience of going hungry for 30 hours really helps to illustrate what life is like for thousands of children around the world on a daily basis," says Krikit. "Thousands of kids have already stepped up to the challenge and started to raise funds and encourage others to get involved."

World Vision has been working in the Dominican Republic for the last 30 years and has established programs such as nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis prevention, sustainable agriculture and disaster preparedness, child education to name only a few.

Proceeds from the 30 Hour Famine will continue to support programming for children and families in communities, like the ones visited by Faber Drive. Funds will also be used to help with continuing relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti.

To take a stand against poverty and hunger, join alongside the 100,000 Canadian youth who are participating in this year's 30 Hour Famine. Go to Famine.ca for more information.

For information regarding the World Vision 30 Hour Famine please visit the Famine newsroom at www.worldvision.ca/30hrfaminenews to access background information, stories, social media links as well as video clips and photographs to download.

Contact Information

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