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      Hutchinson County United Way hosts seminar on generational poverty

      Training was provided to those helping to fight the iron cage of poverty in the United States.

      Organizations who help the needy across the Texas panhandle came together today to learn how to better serve those living in poverty.

      The Hutchinson County United Way hosted the event in Borger today, bringing in Doctor Donna Beegle who grew up living in poverty.

      Dr. Beegle designed a training program to help fight the war on pervety with a foundation for understanding of what is like to live in poverty in the United States.

      Now she says it's her mission to fight the war on poverty by helping others understand what its like struggling with hunger, behavioral problems and other issues associated with it.

      "We can't help people in need if we don't know what they're doing," said Julie Winters, Hutchinson County United Way, Executive Director, "where they're coming from, why they're in that situation probably the majority of the people in this room have never lived in poverty."

      Winters says they hope to continue to reach out to the community to educate the on living in poverty.

      The event took place at the Faith Covenant Church in the new Youth building there in Borger.