How low-income families survive each month

COMC Press Release

According to the 2015 Marion County census, at least 23.4% of the residents live below the poverty line. This does not necessarily mean that these people do not have a job.

 

The average income of those who are employed is $1,836 per month.

 

On August 3, 2017, we will be hosting a Poverty Simulation will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

 
They are requesting that others join them to see what all low-income families must each month to survive.

 

The simulation is conducted in a large room with the “families” in the center of the room. Around the perimeter are tables representing community resources and services for the families.

 

These services include a bank, super center Community Action Agency, employer, utility company, pawn shop, grocery, social service agency, a faith-based agency, a payday and title loan facility, a mortgage company, a school, health center, and a child care center.

The volunteers at COMC are asking for help. They need 35 volunteers to a part of this simulation, to show what low-income families have to do to survive. Please call 903-601-4495 and leave your name and number stating you will volunteer.

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