Could you survive a month in poverty?
43.6 million Americans live in poverty every day. Many more have incomes above the poverty line, but their incomes are still low enough to qualify for programs like Food Stamps and Medicaid. The recent economy has forced increased use of emergency food pantries and other government programs. While it's difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day-the decisions they have to make, and the fears and frustrations they feel; we are inviting you to walk a mile in the shoes of those facing poverty by participating in the Community Action Poverty Simulation on Saturday, May 21, 9 AM - noon at Trinity Worship Center's Gym.
The Poverty Simulation provides you with the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. The experience is divided into four 15-minute sessions, each representing one week in which you must provide for your family and maintain your home. As one participant commented,
“This poverty simulation dramatically demonstrates how much time and energy many families have to give just to survive from day to day. It quickly dispels the myth that people would do fine if they would only go out and get a job!"
one day, three hours.
We are excited to join hands with Sustainable Alamance (a Christian based community service organization) in an effort to help people who are in need and to reach them with the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ. I hope you will consider being a part of this event. You can register by filling out the form below. You must be at least 16 years of age to participate in this simulation. Registration deadline is May 15. For more information please contact Pastor Roger (firstname.lastname@example.org) 585-0605 Ext 13.