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Strive 2 Thrive needs volunteers

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Volunteers are needed to help pull people out of poverty in Dougherty County.  Strive 2 Thrive co-chairman Cynthia Georgia say the program can eradicate poverty in Albany.  

She says there are many families throughout the city of Albany that suffer from generational poverty, and it's not only a problem for the poor. 

George says poverty greatly impacts everyone in a community.  She said, "It's not an issue that we can ignore and say it's somebody else's problem.  It's our problem.  It impacts my business.  It impacts my quality of life, because everything that you touch really is impacted by poverty."

Strive 2 Thrive is a chamber backed initiative that operates largely through the help of volunteers.  If you are interested in helping, call 434-8700.

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