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This is the season of Lent, a time when we reflect on sacrifice, and a time when many renew their commitments to prayer and giving to God’s people in need.  Mission for Area People is your mission, providing for God’s people in need right here in Muskegon County.

With our economy on the rise and lower rates of unemployment, you’d think we would see less poverty in our community. Not true for people who work a minimum paying job.  Most families live pay check to pay check.  An unexpected expense will start a domino effect and cause a financial hardship for a family.

Poverty is ever present and new people continue to be added to the ranks of the poor or low income.  The Food & Clothing Pantries, the Medical Support Fund, have experienced significant growth in the numbers of people seeking help.  You may know someone who has experienced financial challenges and has needed a “hand up”.

Thank you for your support and for taking the time to read this letter.  Please continue to help us, help others, and as you reflect on this Lenten season, we hope and pray that you will keep the work of MAP in mind with a special monetary gift.

Happy Easter over shining sunrise.
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