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The hope of this initiative is to cause people to make time to ponder the hunger crisis that exists in this wonderful world – that has plenty for all – if we would learn to more effectively share our resources.

It’s so important, now more than ever, to support hunger initiatives. The hungry are even more vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis. All Rotary Clubs are encouraged to duplicate this idea and create their own fundraising mechanisms to collect the donations for the event independently, but are asked to report (by April 30th to beth@whatmattersw2.com) the amount collected so we can tally the total impact of the first annual new Rotary Fast Initiative!
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Hunger pains are rare for most people not living in third world countries or impoverished areas.

But hunger pains are a frequent feeling for many other citizens of the world. Especially now. On April 29th of each year, Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike can donate $10 and commit to fasting from midnight to midnight.

“R-Fast” will raise funds to feed the hungry and raise awareness about the hunger crisis in the USA and abroad. Supporters who would like to participate in the endeavor, but do not wish to fast, can pledge double the amount ($20) and may eat normally. We hope this initiative of the Rotary Club of the Northern Shenandoah Valley and WHAT MATTERS will inspire people to ponder the hunger crisis in this wonderful world — a world that has plenty for all, if we would learn to more effectively share our resources.
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Support Rotary clubs all around the world who are raising funds for hunger initiatives close to their hearts through their own Rotary Fast events. Click on a participating club’s name to learn about the initiative they have chosen to support through Rotary Fast.

The Rotary Club of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (the sponsor club of this initiative) will send their “R-Fast” proceeds to Africa to fund school lunches at the Front Royal Light Up Academy and feed the children of Light up Life Foundation in Kampala, Uganda.
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The Rotary Club of the Northern Shenandoah Valley

Proceeds will fund meals at the Front Royal Light Up Academy and Maisha Home in Uganda. Ongoing support from their primary donor has been drastically reduced due to COVID-19.

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The Rotary Club of Clarke County

Proceeds will support FISH of Clarke County. The purpose of FISH is to provide food, clothing, transportation, and financial support to the poor and elderly for life’s necessities in the Clarke County, Virginia area.

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Rotary Club of Front Royal

Proceeds will support Front Royal C-CAP. C-CAP’s mission is to provide essential safety net provisions during limited periods of need. They focus is on food and clothing.

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Why April 29?

Rotary Fast will be held annually on April 29th, the date Rotarian Club Officer Beth Medved Waller’s grandfather was liberated from his starvation as a Prisoner of War in Nazi Germany in 1945.

Beth has continued to celebrate the day as a favorite family holiday since her grandfather’s sudden death in 1993, which was deemed to be caused by cardiac defects that were a side effect of his starvation while in captivity.

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