The number of residents in the Triangle living in poverty is about 14-and-a-half percent and growing. A group of community leaders met in Durham yesterday to try to address the problem.
Community, political and business leaders took part in a “poverty simulation.” Henry Kaestner – co-founder of Durham Cares – played an 8-year-old boy whose family managed to secure health coverage after a lay-off.
Henry Kaestner: "The relief on her face was not a role-playing relief, it was very real relief."
Cynthia Booth works with Durham’s Parks and Rec Department.