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June 7, 2012

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Take the Challenge – Play SPENT

by PBUnitedWay

“If I work hard and do the right thing homelessness is something that will never happen to me.”  Right?

Sometimes all it takes is one life-altering event – a job loss, death of a loved one, divorce, natural disaster, serious illness…

Last year, more than 2 million people (many once middle-class) joined the 44 million Americans living in poverty, the most since the U.S. Census Bureau started publishing figures half a century ago.

If you lost your job and had only $1,000 would you be able to make it through the month?

Think you could? Prove it: Play SPENT – a game developed by Urban Ministries of Durham to give people an idea of the everyday decisions and sacrifices that need to be made when living at or near the poverty line.

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  1. B Walton
    Jun 7 2012

    Lasted 7 Days………

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