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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An effort to end the problems associated with poverty kicked off this week.

A consultant hired by the city to conduct a poverty analysis held sessions Wednesday and Thursday to get community input about the causes of poverty and some possible solutions.

"To say that we can ever end poverty, I don't have that answer, but it can certainly be reduced through citizens volunteering and dedicating resources and time to reduce poverty," said Veronica Adams-Cooper, VAAC Consulting Inc.

The findings will be presented to the city commission to help city leaders develop anti-poverty programs.

Organizers would like you to take a survey online or on the phone.

Call (229) 395-3302 to find out how. www.vaac-consulting.com

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