SPENT http://wunc.org en Urban Ministries Grateful for "SPENT" http://wunc.org/post/urban-ministries-grateful-spent <p>An online game developed to help bring awareness to the needy at Urban Ministries of Durham is helping keep the organization afloat.</p><p><br>McKinney advertising agency developed and launched the online game <a href="http://playspent.org/">SPENT</a> earlier this year.&nbsp; Players live close to the edge of joblessness and homelessness.&nbsp; And at the end – they’re prompted to donate to Urban Ministries of Durham.&nbsp; Patrice Nelson is Executive Director of the non-profit.&nbsp; She says <a href="http://playspent.org/">SPENT</a> has brought in 41-thousand dollars so far.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:20:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7295 at http://wunc.org Trying to Make Ends Meet in "SPENT" http://wunc.org/post/trying-make-ends-meet-spent <p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina has had one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation during this recent economic downturn. Families have had to be strategic about paying rent and buying food while looking for work.&nbsp; It’s almost like a real-life game of chance – one that’s extremely hard to win.&nbsp; Hard life lessons are what spurred the national advertising agency – McKinney – to create an online game to bring attention to the needy on behalf of Urban Ministries of Durham. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 10127 at http://wunc.org