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Poverty in Morgan County

Nearly 7,500 residents of Morgan County live in poverty, 3,000 of which are children. That's more than 10% of the population of Morgan County; significantly higher than the poverty rates in surrounding rural counties.

To create an environment where individuals can escape poverty and where families and businesses can thrive, community leaders in rural areas must look for ways to reduce or compensate for these limitations through broad initiatives that emphasize education and job creation, but also create hands-on measures and strategies that will help people meet basic needs.

CFMC Fund of the Month: Morgan County Project Lifesaver

UPDATE: On April 19, 2015 the Reporter Times ran a story on three missing persons in Morgan County who were successfully located, but took many hours of searching, versus the 30-45 minutes it would have taken if these individuals would have been clients of Project Lifesaver. Click this link to read the entire story.

This month we are proud to showcase Morgan County Project Lifesaver, an organization that provides timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's, autism, and other related conditions or disorders. The task of searching for wandering or lost individuals with cognitive conditions is a growing and serious responsibility. Without effective procedures and equipment, searches can involve multiple agencies, hundreds of officers, countless hours and thousands of dollars. There is no charge to any of Morgan County Project Lifesaver's clients, as many couldn't afford to be part of this lifesaving program if theyre were a fee.