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Walk and talk to end poverty

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The local head of the Salvation Army and leaders from the Madison Chamber of Commerce took a walk Tuesday symbolizing working to end poverty.

During their walk, Captain Ken Chapman focused on what the Salvation Army calls "Pathway of Hope," one of its national initiatives. The program targets impoverished families who want help becoming self-sufficient and financially stable.

During the walk participants talked about ways the City of Madison can help fulfill the "Pathway of Hope" mission.

"We realize the strength of family and that's what the Pathway of Hope is all about, so we want to do everything we can to help the Salvation Army," said B.C. Rogers III, the Vice President for the Madison Chamber of Commerce. "Support that keep those families together, support them as a community. We know the long-term ramifications of that mean less poverty, less crime and a better community,"  

Captain Chapman will walk and talk with the Mayors of Jackson and Brandon during the next two Tuesdays. According to the Salvation Army, about one in six Americans lives in poverty. 

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