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United Way to offer poverty simulation

On Thursday, Sept. 21, United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties will host a poverty simulation, designed to help individuals better understand poverty by stepping into the real-life situations of others struggling with, and living in, p...

On Thursday, Sept. 21, United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties will host a poverty simulation, designed to help individuals better understand poverty by stepping into the real-life situations of others struggling with, and living in, poverty.

The event, sponsored by Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, will be at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd and is open to the public. However, space is limited and pre-registration is required.

"Each year, United Way works in partnership with other nonprofits, businesses and government entities throughout the area to meet the growing and diverse needs of our population - including those in poverty," United Way Executive Director Jennifer Smith said in a news release. "Our sincere hope is, through this simulation event, our community will understand the impact of this epidemic, realize that it's happening throughout our communities, and cultivate empathy for those less fortunate."

For more information or to register, call the United Way office at 218-829-2619.

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