Poverty

Did you know the city of Milwaukee has the 7th highest poverty rate in the nation with one out of every four residents trying to make ends meet while living below the federal guideline?  More than one out of every three children in Milwaukee lives in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  Meanwhile, surrounding counties like Waukesha, Washington, and Ozaukee have among the lowest poverty rates in the United States.  Median annual household income in those counties ranges between $65,000 and $74,600.  In contrast, many in central-city Milwaukee are struggling to survive on less than $10,000 per year.  These statistics are not just numbers; each represents a very real person, child, or family— someone with a very real need, someone with the very real capacity to help.

Proverbs 29:7 teaches that, “Good people care about justice for the poor…” [New Century Version]  Central City Churches Outreach Ministry presents an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to see beyond the face of poverty, recognize the God-given talents of every person, and act justly toward one another.


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