POVERTY

United Way Cass Clay begins Community Kickoff campaign

The goal is to show people what it means to truly Live United.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — United Way of Cass-Clay is hoping to inspire people throughout the metro to help give back to their community. Through its Community Kickoff campaign, the organization hopes to reach as many people as possible and raise funds for the lives positively impacted by United Way. The goal is to show people what it means to truly…

Drive-up food drive brings awareness to community struggles

"In these times it's been shown that the biggest need in this community is housing and food security and so we are supporting the homeless shelter.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A local nonprofit organization is helping make sure no member in our community goes hungry Moorhead Rotary is helping support Churches United with a drive up food drive. The drive through event sought to shine a light on one of the many struggles some community members face during trying times, such as poverty and hunger. While…

Golden Drive Gives Back To People In Need

Kids and families are given a goodie bag filled with basic necessities, winter clothing and toys.

FARGO, N.D.- For Sue Baron, it all started with a crayon. “I picked up the crayon, the coloring crayon at a job I was at. I picked that up in 2012, I was simply going to buy coloring books and drop them off at a shelter, but as you can see that has changed, that has changed,” says Sue Baron,…

Jeremiah Program Receives Grant from Microsoft TechSpark

The grant will give single mothers the resources they need to succeed in the classroom

FARGO, N.D. — The Jeremiah Program received a $10,000 check from Microsoft, which will help pay for resources mothers can use in the classroom. The Jeremiah Program helps lift single mothers out of poverty. “You pretty much can’t go to college successfully today without having a computer and access to software to support you in your classes, so they have provided…

Jeremiah’s Program Holds Annual “Generation Builders” Luncheon

Jeremiah's Program helps single mothers in poverty

FARGO, N.D. —  Jeremiah’s Program held its “Generation Builders” luncheon to highlight the progress since the opening of its new campus. Jeremiah’s Program helps single mothers in poverty by preparing them for the workplace and readying their children for school. Its new campus opened four months ago. It includes 20 apartments and an on–site child development center. One of the mothers…

NDSU Students Walk in the Shoes of Low-Income People with a Poverty Simulation

NDSU is simulating an experience for its students to better understand the struggles low-income people are living with

FARGO, N.D. — More than 45 million Americans are living in poverty and nearly half the population is trying to live on less than $2.50 per day. NDSU is simulating an experience for its students to better understand the struggles low-income people are living with. The university provided participants with a new identity to role-play and walk in the shoes of…

President Trump Appoints New Member to Sen. Heitkamp’s Commission on Native Children

The commission was created to find strategies to help Native American Children overcome poverty, substance abuse and domestic violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she wants Native American children to be given every opportunity to succeed, regardless of the odds stacked against them. President Trump has appointed another member of the Commission on Native Children, which was created by Heitkamp’s bipartisan bill that became law last October. The commission was created to find strategies to…

F-M Homeless Coalition Helps Others Break Out of the Cycles of Poverty

some say talking about homelessness can debunk myths, help create a better solution

FARGO, N.D. — The F-M Homeless Coalition and the American Association of University Women tried to figure out different ways they can help to break the cycles of poverty. They are trying at a systemic level to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring across Fargo-Moorhead. One of the main problems they addressed was that more than 63 percent of Americans do…

Metroflex Gym Teams Up with Golden Drive’s Christmas Gift Event

The Owner says he now has five kids of his own and he always wants to help out the area's homeless kids anyway he can

FARGO, ND — A local gym is giving back to children in need for the holidays. Metroflex Gym Fargo is collecting any unopened toys to give to the Golden Drive for Homeless Kids’ Christmas Gift Event. The owner, John Ostos, says he wanted to get involved for the third year in a row because he grew up in a poverty-stricken…

United Way Challenges Community to Recognize Poverty Around Us

People in the metro are getting an inside look into the struggles of poverty

FARGO, ND — Nearly half of the world’s population lives on less than $2.50 a day and more than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty. The United Way is simulating an experience for people to understand the different ways poverty affects those around us. People in the metro are getting an inside look into the struggles of poverty. “You don’t…