About one-third of North Texas residents do not have sufficient assets to face a financial crisis that lasts 90 days, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development.
These financially catastrophic events include loss of a job, a health crisis, a car accident and more.
Here at Interfaith Ministries we helped more than 3,000 individuals and families in Northern Denton County facing similar situations just in 2013 alone.
KERA and the Communities Foundation of Texas hope to educate the North Texas community about these residents facing “asset poverty” in a free public forum titled, “One Crisis Away.”
Interfaith will be attending and we would love for all of those interested in learning more about the struggles many of our clients face to attend as well.
The event will feature an in-depth discussion on asset poverty with three leading experts, with a reception to follow.
The deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, Feb. 25. To reserve seats, please visit cftexas.org/kera-one-crisis-away.
The event will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thurs. Feb. 27 at the Dallas City Performance Hall.
To learn more about the event and the “One Crisis Away” series presented by KERA, visit kera.org/onecrisisaway.