NFP Lincoln Chapter Hosts Program on Poverty in the State Capital

Last week, the NFP Lincoln Chapter trained the spotlight at a dirty little secret right in our own state capital:  the growing problem of poverty among the city’s residents.  The downturn in the economy, coupled with budget cuts to state and federal social services programs, is not only creating greater hardship for low-income people—it’s actually forcing families to the brink of hunger.

At the Lincoln Chapter’s December 7 program, Beatty Brasch, president of Lincoln’s “Center for People in Need,” discussed the findings of a just-released survey on local poverty.  The Lincoln Journal Star article below provides an excellent account of Brasch’s report, plus possible ideas for combating this problem that threatens to become epidemic. North Omaha, for instance, now has the dishonor of being the top-ranking poverty city in the U.S.

Nebraskans for Peace urges other chapters and members throughout the state to host similar forums in their home communities.  America’s economic struggles are set to worsen—not improve—in the days ahead, and as always, it’s always the poor of society who suffer the brunt of the pain.

Uncertainty common in Center for People in Need survey

By ZACH PLUHACEK / Lincoln Journal Star

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May 8th 2014

Feruccio - Is welfare really the answer to helping people get on their own two feet? Granted, there are those who need it due to disabilities, but what about those who should be working? Regardless, I wonder if there ever will be an answer to fix poverty without having every individual do his/her part. Feruccio Lamborghini