Youth Group Takes A LEAP To Fight Poverty

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Plenty of young adults would like to try jumping out of an airplane, says Josh Berg, of Ontario, Canada, so why not give them a chance to do it while raising money for a worthy cause? "A lot of organizations have done the walking and biking things -- skydiving is something new," Berg told the Welland Tribune. Berg's church youth group has put together a project called LEAP -- Let's End All Poverty -- and they hope to sign up 150 people to jump during the August 18 to 19 weekend. If each jumper can raise C$150 in pledges, the event will raise C$22,500 for Make Poverty History, Berg said. The jumpers also must pay about C$200 each for the skydive. For more information about the event, send an e-mail to letsendallpoverty@hotmail.com.