Today we heard a great presentation by a Community Action leader. Did you know that 21,104 Duluthians (25%) meet the federal definition of poverty? Did you know that 18,571 or 22% are living just above the federal guidelines for poverty? Combined that means that 47% of the families in Duluth are struggling to survive. The majority are working poor and the underemployed. I think that is pretty impactful, don’t you.
It sounds like they do great work with many of their programs, helping folks with their income tax, etc.
I am wondering about all the money folks donate in the community. Is it really helping the poor? Or is it money being turned into assets? www.melissadata.org Go to look ups and non-profits. Put in a zipcode.
Patients have to understand what their children are going through when they are poor. It’s not easy being a teeenager and being poor. I remember we had students living in cars and trying to find a place for them to sleep. I hope that sitatution has improved since we were teachers in ISD 709.
Some people want others to raise money for their salaries. I think we should raise money to provide help for clients in poverty, not money for the rich and well off. That’s my opinion and it doesn’t cost a penny. It is FREE.