desktop...

Fair
28°FFairFull Forecast

Poverty has many faces, participants learn in Sterling

Published: Friday, May 9, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Caption
(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
A line forms at the fictitious Food-A-Rama on Thursday evening, as families line up to purchase groceries during a poverty simulation at Challand Middle School. Community Relations that Matter, part of the Whiteside Community Action Network – better known as WeCAN – was one of several groups that organized an event that made participants aware of the struggles of the poor.
Caption
(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Al Campbell (left) plays the roll of a 25-year-old single mother with two children, portrayed by Don Becker (center) and Santi Delgado. They look into their folder they find that they have no car, little money, and an autistic child.
Caption
(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Jodi Perez (center), playing the role of a single mother of three, checks to see if she can make a mortgage payment while Angel DePuy (left) and Rev. Jeff Koster look on.
Caption
(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Participants in the poverty simulation fill out paperwork at the welfare office. Community Relations That Matter helped present the simulation in which participants received a folder with their life stories and duties for a week. Then every 15 minutes, the week would change, and events in their life would take place.
Caption
(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
JoEllen Wetzell (center) of Sterling exchanges cash for transportation tickets Thursday at the currency exchange. Wetzell played a 36-year-old single mother of three, and quickly became aware of the struggles ahead of her.

A line forms at the fictitious Food-A-Rama on Thursday evening, as families line up to purchase groceries during a poverty simulation at Challand Middle School. Community Relations that Matter, part of the Whiteside Community Action Network – better known as WeCAN – was one of several groups that organized an event that made participants aware of the struggles of the poor.

More News

 

National video



Reader Poll

Should the U.S. government retaliate for the computer hack attack by North Korea against Sony?
Yes
No