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Poverty summit being held in Oak Hill

Local - 2/21/2014 3:06 PM by Derek Dole
OAK HILL - Thirty percent of West Virginia children under the age of six are living in poverty, but an Oak Hill based organization is setting out on a mission to lower those numbers.

Southern Appalachian Labor School is hosting a forum for community members and advocates who are against poverty. According to the group, they hope to build through the "Our Children, Our Future" campaign, which is an organized statewide voice for under privileged youth.

"In West Virginia nearly thirty percent of children under six live in poverty," said S.A.L.S. representative Barbara Painter. "In Fayette County alone, it is greater than twenty percent."

The forum will be on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Historic Oak Hill School on School Street in Oak Hill. Anyone who is interested in voicing their concerns to government representatives in attendance may attend the event.


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